Rev Fayann Schmidt, LUT
Associate and Pastoral Care Minister
For a long time, Fayann had dreamed about becoming a Unity Minister. She started on that journey by first receiving a certificate as a Licensed Unity Teacher in December of 2007. Next she applied to become a minister at the Unity Urban School of Ministry and is now a Licensed Unity Minister. Fayann was Ordained in June of 2018. She currently heads up the Prayer Chaplaincy Program at Unity of Chattanooga, offers Unity classes to our congregants and assists with our Sunday celebration services. She sees humor as one of our spiritual tools and finds it to be a saving grace in many situations. She has a major interest in social justice work. But her most important qualification is that she likes working with people of different faiths to help bring about more peace and understanding of each other. It is her pleasure to service our community in ways that bring us to oneness.
Having grown up on a farm, Fayann has a great love for nature as well as spirituality. She graduated from Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio with two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in Marketing and one in Management.
Rev Doug Werth, Minister Emeritus
Rev Doug was the minister at Unity of Chattanooga for 10 years before retiring. He has been deeply connected with the Unity movement since 1977. After a 40 year career in Manufaturing, he took a leap of faith and entered Unity's Ministerial Program. He became an Ordained and Licensed Unity Minister in 2004 and became the senior minister here at UOC. He has remained in the Chattanooga area and continues to guest speak once a month.