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2017 Metaphysical Bible Gathering Speakers

Rev. Laura Barrett BennettRev. Laura Barrett Bennett, Unity Wisdom Academy
Laura's tentative topic is “The Twelve Powers and the Tree of Life.”

Rev.Richard BunchRev. Richard Bunch, Unity of Richmond

Rev. Eleanor FlemingRev. Eleanor Fleming
New Foundation Unity
Eleanor will speak on "Essential Oils as Prayer."

Rev. Joanna Thompson Gabriel Rev. Dr. Joanna Thompson Gabriel
Retired Unity minister, spiritual counselor, chaplain, teacher, workshop facilitator, singer, storyteller. Rev. Joanna is a retired chaplain and pastor who spends her time writing, sharing at MultiFaith Council of Northwest Ohio, sharing talks for area churches, teaching classes and providing mentoring support to Inspirational Gatherings of Toledo.
Rev. Joanna's topic is "Sankofa: Reflections on the Practice of Moving from Confusion to Peace." The presentation is based on "Rebuilding, Restoration, Reformation & Reconstruction in Ezra, Esther and Nehemiah", an Inner Workbook that contains materials for a seven week class in metaphysical and spiritual realizations.

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

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Rev. Cecilia LovingRev. Cecilia Loving
Founder and spiritual leader, SPIRITMUV®, a nondenominational church in New York City that embraces spiritual inclusion, faith and uplifting love for one another. She is a prolific author of several books supporting spiritual inclusion and provides a daily online meditation "Centering in the Oneness of Inclusion: A Contemplative Practice." SPIRITMUV provides a metaphysical bible journey each Sunday, which is also led by her husband Reverend Marlon Cromwell.