Meet Our Minister and Staff
Reverend Richard Bunch, Interim Minister
Reverend Richard Bunch is serving as our interim minister during our transition period to a new senior minister.
Rev. Richard has been a part of the Unity movement for 28 years. He is recently retired from Unity of Richmond. Richard teaches on-line as faculty for Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute.
Rev. Richard has served as Spiritual Leader of Unity of El Paso, and has served as co-minister of Unity of Richmond, Virginia, with his wife, Victoria, since 2006. He is committed to his own inner spiritual journey, but also serves the Unity movement at many levels, including service on the Unity Worldwide Ministries Board of Trustees.
Pete Calgaro, Music and Choir Director
Pete Calgaro has been a church musician since he was 10 years old, playing a massive pipe organ in his hometown Catholic Church.
Over the years, he has been a Music Director for several Catholic Churches in Illinois and the Madison area.
After a spiritual awakening, he discovered the Unity movement.
He has been the Music Director at Unity of Madison since the summer of 2006.
He directs the Unity of Madison Vocal and Chime Choirs, plays drums in the Unity Jazz Band, and also leads the Kirtan group Indra Adhira.
Jessica Riphenburg, Director Youth and Family Ministry
Jessica is a full time Shamanic Practitioner with a deep passion for Earth based spirituality, creating community, and helping people bring more joy, lightness, and
empowerment into their lives through rituals, ceremonies, classes and one-on-one healing sessions.
Jessica enjoyed her time volunteering in classrooms and youth groups in the past and is looking forward to exploring spirituality in fun and playful ways with our youth.
She is excited to get to know the kids and to weave their interests into lesson plans in a way that matches their energy, curiosities and passions.
To learn more about Jessica, visit www.BeTheLightShamanism.com