Fillmore Festival 2017 Speakers

Jim BlakeJim Blake
CEO, Unity World Headquarters

Rev. Eleanor FlemingRev. Eleanor Fleming, Founder, New Foundation Unity
Rev. Eleanor will present her study of Unity's "Methods and Ideals for Conducting Centers and Study Groups."

Rev. Sherri JamesRev. Sherri James
Senior Minister, UP CHURCH: Understanding Principles for Better Living (UFBL)
In 2015, Rev. Della tapped Rev. Sherri to succeed her in ministry and lead UP Church, the thriving spiritual community she founded in 1986. In 2013, Rev. Sherri created the Metaphysical Bible Hangout, a weekly metaphysical bible study, which broadcasts live on YouTube every Thursday night at 7pm Pacific. Recognized for her commitment to teaching, Rev. Sherri is the 2017 recipient of the Barbara Kimble Award for Excellence in Spiritual Teaching. Rev. Sherri is also author of The Money Poems, which speaks to the men and women in the “gig economy” who have to work multiple jobs just to piece together a full time income. Rev. Sherri resides in Southern California and blogs weekly at

Mark HicksMark Hicks, Founder and Developer,

Rev. Joyce KramerRev. Joyce Kramer
Founder and Senior Minister, Unity Church of Tidewater

Dr. Blaine MaysDr. Blaine Mays, Co-Minister, Community Church of New Thought
Dr. Mays is one of 22 ministers to receive an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the Association of Unity Churches. He will speak on his experience and recollections of Cora Fillmore, with whom he roomed as a ministerial student at Unity Village.