Meet Our Minister and Staff
Reverend Evin Wilkins, Minister
Reverend Evin (Rev Ev) joins us from the Portland, Oregon area where he served as the minister at The Unity Center in West Linn, Oregon.
Evin began attending his first Unity church in 2011 while living in his hometown of Austin, TX and has remained a student of Unity Principles since that time. He also knew at that time that he eventually wanted to become a Unity minister and enrolled in the Unity Urban Ministerial School in 2015 and was ordained in June, 2019. He fondly states, "Becoming a Unity minister was one of my most rewarding and greatest achievements. I have grown tremendously through both the study and implementation of our prinpciples and my desire is to help others do the same and to recognize their own, amazing potential."
In his spare time, Evin loves to spend time with his wife and fur children, study Shamanism, practice Reiki, read, hike, and conduct house blessings and paranormal investigations.
Jonathan Motley, Office Administrator
Jonathan dabbled in Unity of Madison at the end of Rev Roger Goodwin's time here then returned in August 2009 to support one of the Sufi ladies lead peace dances with the Unity kids. The thoughtful, inclusive spiritual message he heard that day from Rev Marshall Norman was a pleasant surprise and he's never left us. In addition to years of volunteering with our Prayer Chaplain and Youth Ed ministries, Jonathan has served as our Office Administrator since April 2016. Jonathan brings his enthusiasm and preference for structure and order plus years of experience in sales and Emotional Intilligence dynamics to support all aspects of Unity of Madison.
Helen Kenyon, Director Youth and Family Ministry
Pete Calgaro, Music & 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.
Diane Gould, Bookstore Manager
Diane has been a member of Unity of Madison since 1984, and has served in many capacities including: usher, bookkeeper, chair of hospitality, uniteen teacher, chair of women's retreat committee, co-chair of couples group, board of trustees member and alternate, prayer chaplain and bookstore manager. She has been a nurse since 1971 and has worked in many different areas. Diane currently works as a contract nurse case manager for the National Guard, and is also President of her Condominium Association.