Reverends Larry and Mary Ellen Swartz are ordained Unity Ministers who founded and served Unity of Tucson from 1966 to 2019. Retiring from the Tucson ministry after 53 years of service, both have a background in Silent Unity (the prayer ministry at Unity School of Christianity) where they worked and received the majority of their ministerial training.
Larry, ordained in 1966 by Lowell Fillmore (son of Unity founders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore), has served in various capacities and offices in addition to his local ministerial duties, including president of the International New Thought Alliance, president of Unity Worldwide Ministries (formerly Association of Unity Churches) and president of the Southwest Unity Region. You can find an online journal and a collection of Larry’s views and opinions as we learn to accept our Oneness with God at Larry’s Thoughts and podcast.
Ordained in 1972, Mary Ellen has devoted her time to ministry, counseling, biofeedback training and being the mother of their three children and grandmother to their three grandsons. After retiring from full-time pulpit ministry, Mary Ellen now reaches an international audience through her practical and no-nonsense, guided meditations and teachings via podcast.
Together Larry and Mary Ellen continue sharing the Unity message of offering, love, inspiration, learning and healing through counseling, teachings and a type of guidance that helps people get in touch with their God potential thereby changing their lives. They make the teachings of Jesus truly practical and understandable.