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Unity of Charlotte Welcomes New Co-Ministers

Marking the third time they have brought a married couple to the pulpit, the 48-year-old congregation of Unity of Charlotte recently selected Rev. Lisa Herklotz and Rev. Jim Ernstsen as new co-ministers with their first service set for 9:30 a.m. on November 20. Both have completed their Master of Divinity degrees through Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute and are ordained through Unity Worldwide Ministries

Rev. Jim served as senior minister for Unity of Central Minnesota, in St. Cloud, for the last two years; Rev. Lisa was most recently a ministerial consultant at several Unity centers in Minneapolis and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.   

The passions of Rev. Jim—involved in the Unity Movement for 25-plus years including as a guest speaker throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada—are facilitating Pub Theology and teaching Insight Meditation and universal spiritual concepts through both Unity and contemporary authors like Eckhart TolleMichael Singer and Thich Nhat Hanh.

Rev. Lisa, with the movement for 15-plus years, spent as many years living and working in a spiritual community as she has in large corporations after completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology and experienced spiritual practices from several faith traditions before Unity. Her strongest interests include interfaith connections, spiritual social action and contemplative practices. She currently teaches two contemplative practice courses in a Spiritual Direction certification program.


Location: 401 E. Arrowood Rd., Charlotte. For more information, visit

Unity of Charlotte - 401 E Arrowood Rd Charlotte NC

Unity of Charlotte - 401 E Arrowood Rd, Charlotte, NC

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