Licensed Unity Teachers

Licensed Unity Teacher, (LUT), is a spiritual course of study and licensure.

It provides a consistent base of knowledge and the skills necessary for ethical and excellent leadership in the church and in the classroom. The curricula consists of 25 foundational Unity classes (250 classroom hours), plus 250 additional hours of study, training and practicum curricula, creating a deepening understanding of Unity principles, Servant Leadership and Commitment to living the principles we teach.

If you are interested in becoming a Licensed Unity Teacher, contact Rev. Jeanmarie Eck at jeck@unityhouston.org for more information.

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Current Licensed Unity Teachers

Alyce Coffey, LUT

Alyce Coffey has been in Unity since 1992. She became a licensed teacher in 2013. Alyce has taught the Adult Bible Class for four years and has been a Blessing Giver in the Oneness Ministry at Unity of Houston. Alyce has a Masters Degree in Social Work Administration from the University of Houston and has worked in the non-profit and government sectors for 36 years. She has two adult sons. Alyce’s goal is to assist others in their pursuit of spiritual growth and development.

Cecile D. Eatherly, LUT

Attending Unity since 1975, Cecile Eatherly became a Licensed Unity Teacher in 2004. She considers it an honor to serve our congregation as a teacher and spiritual counselor. She conducts services where needed and is a Oneness Blessing giver as well. A rich blend of Mother Theresa and Mae West, Cecile draws on her background as a Catholic nun, an educator, administrator, artist and speaker to teach guide, motivate and inspire her clients, students and audiences. She invites people to claim their spiritual birthright by creating a life filled with love, laughter, health, and abundance, embracing the Light we are.

Christina Conner, LUT

Christina has been a member of Unity of Houston since 1988, on staff since 1992 as receptionist, Special Services Coordinator and became a Licensed Unity Teacher in 2001. Christina Webb is from St. Louis, Missouri but got to Texas as soon as she could (1980). She has been a seeker of spiritual truths ever since she can remember and that has been a guiding force in her life. She has a diversified background which includes banking, financial aid, travel and restaurant work. But she found her calling at Unity of Houston where she is a Licensed Unity Teacher/counselor. She also trained in 2002 to become a Certified Laughter Leader through the World Laughter Tour. Part of her mission is to help bring more humor and joy into people’s lives. Her laughter work has been featured on the front page of Houston’s Lifestyle Section, in ADDitude Magazine and on Channel 2 and 24 News. She is also a writer and has been published in the book, Hot Chocolate for Mystical Lovers.

Cris Perez, LUT

Cris Perez has been a member of Unity of Houston for twelve years and served in the Unity Friends Programs for five years as well as the youth and Uniteen programs. In addition to teaching classes she serves as a Blessing Giver in the Oneness Blessing Program. Cris also serves as a spiritual counselor at the church during the week and on Sunday mornings. Cris retired early from a career in Media Relations, which included jobs in television and non-profit organizations.

Frances Huffman, LUT

Frances Huffman discovered Unity in 2004 and joined Unity of Houston in 2005. She began taking classes and volunteering in many areas, particularly Unity Friends, Youth Ministry and as a Oneness Blessing giver. She moved to Unity Village, worked at Silent Unity, and attended and volunteered at Unity Village Chapel in many areas, where she completed leadership training and became a Licensed Unity Teacher in 2014. In 2015, she returned to Unity of Houston and is currently serving as a Licensed Unity Teacher and a Oneness Blessing Giver. Frances's heart is in facilitating the discovery of what we are and the power we have for change, through prayer, meditation and study.

Kaye Wetzel, LUT

Kaye Wetzel is a Licensed Unity Teacher who finds joy in meeting new people, in connecting spiritually with those she meets, and in speaking from the heart. A Unity student for approximately fourteen (14) years, she completed the L.U.T. requirements in the fall of 2004. Her experiences as a wife, mother, teacher in the U.S. and abroad, businesswoman, and business owner afford her a varied background from which to reflect and draw upon life’s lessons, humor, challenges, and fun. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in German & English Teacher Education, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Houston. She served as a Fulbright Foreign Exchange Teacher and taught English for two years in a college-preparatory school (a US‘high school equivalent’) in Hamburg, Germany. Ms. Wetzel is currently a retired business owner, now employed as a purchasing assistant for a local business located in Sugar Land, Texas.

Mary Cesaratto, LUT

Mary Kamp Cesaratto has been a member of Unity since 2010 and is blessed to share the Unity message to others. Receiving her LUT certification in 2016, Mary has served in the Unity Friends program, Youth and Uniteens Ministry and Unity Couples Group. She is a certified Prayer Chaplain and Spirit Group Trainer. Born in Taipei Taiwan, adopted, and calls herself an Italian (Mom), Irish (Dad) immigrant. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Systems Analysis and is President of Epic Business Brokers, a boutique M&A firm. She has been an instructor with Xerox, Texas Real Estate Commission and as a high school teacher for computer classes. She has two daughters, located in Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas, and shares her life with a wonderful Italian husband, "Joe" and their cat "Blue."

Velma Spence, LUT

Velma was first acquainted with Unity at Unity of Austin in 2002, and after moving to Houston, became a member at Unity of Houston in 2009, where she went on to become a Licensed Unity Teacher in 2014. Velma has lived in many places including Brazil, where she initiated her spiritual journey. She was a business owner, a rancher, an English teacher, a real estate investor, an import/export specialist, a U.C.L.A. Alumnus, and worked for a financial institution in Southern California while being a full time wife and mom to 4 kids. As an LUT, she has facilitated meditations and has served as a Oneness Blessing Giver and a Unity Friend, as well as teaching Adult Bible Study and SEE classes. She also volunteers for special events as well as for outreach programs. It is important for Velma to share the love, the knowledge, and the Spiritual Truth to everyone she meets from all walks of life. She is very humbled and grateful for all the varied experiences on her life journey and looks forward to continuing in sharing joy and happiness.