Rev. Jane Hiatt, Minister
Jane is an ordained Unity minister. A founding member of Unity Community of Central Oregon in 2001, she has been our full time minister since the beginning of 2011. Raised in the Catholic Church, Jane has been a student of New Thought and Metaphysics for over 25 years and has also been a counselor and hypnotherapist since 1993. She is interested in the power of sacred stories to change our lives by helping us find our deepest truths. She is passionate about creating a warm, supportive, joyful, powerful spiritual community. Jane is a positive and loving person who creates a field of safety and acceptance. She has a sense of humor and a zest for life that is contagious. Her own connection to Spirit is what enables her to deliver spiritual messages that inspire and leave listeners feeling that “this talk was just for me!” Her main goal as minister is to build our community into a thriving, exciting spiritual home for all who walk into our doors. Jane is the author of Magic Child: All About Love and Power From the Inside Out and Love Letters From the Mother.
“Jane Hiatt is a lovely speaker. She channels timeless wisdom shining light on its relevance to present day in a very humble and personal way. She gives credit to many spiritual explorers that have navigated the way in the evolution of Unity and shares aspects of her personal journey blending intellectual curiosity and vulnerability. As the minister she facilitates a group consciousness that feels very open, safe and loving.” -K.A.
Rev. Jim Pasmore, Associate Minister
Jim was also ordained as a Minister of Light through the Unity Community of Central Oregon in 2007 of which he and his wife, Joanne, are founding members. Jim has been active in Unity since 1980 and was a Unity Youth leader for teens (Y.O.U.) at the Unity Center for Positive Living in Austin, TX where he meet Joanne in 1984. Besides his passion for working and playing with kids of all ages, Jim has a particular love for the history and teachings of Unity and also the Abraham/Law of Attraction teachings. A retired businessman, Jim traveled all around the globe, putting Unity into action every day, bringing his inimitable Divine spark to all corners of the world. Now that he’s retired, he is still traveling–but mostly on his motorcycle! Jim is a lover of adventure, his grandchildren and spiritual truth. Jim is the author of Flash: My Life of Adventure Relived in 3-1/2 Seconds.
“I can’t say enough wonderful things about Unity and the people I have met here. This is the first church community that I have belonged to where I instantly felt 100% accepted and connected. The messages of love, grace, and acceptance always touch my heart and impact my daily life. I love that the focus is on spiritual growth and simply being good to yourself and others.” -U.F.
Rev. Robin Payne-Ryan, Associate Minister
Robin was ordained in 2001 in Portland through Soul Purpose Ministries, created by ministers trained through Centers for Spiritual Living and Science of Mind. She and her husband, Bill, moved to Central Oregon in 2011, found Unity, and immediately knew they were “home”. She is a former international airline pilot for United Airlines, and now runs their ranch located near Sisters, where they board and train horses. She is also an NLP and HNLP Coach, Practitioner and counselor, and passionate about being “An eternal student of human nature”. She resonates with the “natural” aspects of life, such as practical spirituality without dogma, natural horsemanship, and being authentic, while inviting all in her presence to do the same.
She served as President of the Board of Directors at Unity from 2014-18, and is active as the head of the Prayer Chaplain/Prayer Council teams.
“I’ve been going here for nearly a year now and it is no exaggeration to say that it has changed my life. One of things I love about Unity is the acceptance and non-judgmental nature of the organization, but more importantly, of the leaders and people who call it home. There is no pretension here, just pure love and positivity (great music too!). I look forward to every Sunday, it’s my favorite day of the week!” -K.K.