Guest Speakers

Senior Minister Rev. Ogun Holder typically delivers the 10am Sunday service talk.
Unity on the River is pleased to announce a variety of guest speakers throughout the year.
Please read more information about speakers by clicking their names.

2018 -- 10am Sunday Speakers at Unity on the River

Charles Holt
February 11, 2018
10AM Talk and 12PM Workshop,h_173,al_c,q_80,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/66a135_5384f5f66ccf4834a691ddc12ee14be5.jpg      Rev. Denise DeSimone
                                    February 18, 2018
                                    10AM Talk and 12PM Workshop


Reverend Denise DeSimone is an author, motivational and inspirational speaker, and workshop leader, with an extensive background in Interfaith Ministry, and a wide range of holistic healing practices.
These healing practices include:
Sound Healing, Reiki, Polarity Therapy, Reflexology, Shamanism and Process Therapy.

Denise's first book, From Stage IV to Center Stage is an extraordinary story of courage, strength and inspiration.  She travels extensively throughout the United States speaking and teaching. Denise resides in Danvers, MA. She and her team are in the process of creating a powerful documentary for the cancer community and those who support anyone dealing with cancer. Please visit her home page on this site to help by making a donation through the Gofundme link. Every dollar is much appreciated and is tax deductible.   

"Every day is a gift. Each and every day I open this gift with a heart full of gratitude."

Denise’s story is one of extraordinary courage, strength, and deep spirituality. Her journey began the moment she opened her eyes in a post-op ward to the words, “You have cancer. A very aggressive cancer in your throat/neck and you need to move on this immediately.” Within days of receiving this news she was given 3 months to live.
                                                                                                                That was 11 years ago! WOW!

Once you hear Denise tell her story and you meet her in person, your life will be deeply enriched and perhaps changed forever. Denise is truly the walking, breathing manifestation of “Love Conquers All”.  Joy exudes through her every pore, her eyes sparkle, her laugh is contagious, her smile infectious and her love unconditional.

Denise approached her cancer treatment using her own unique combination of alternative therapies, music, traditional medicine, a deep belief in “the possible”, and God. She is not just surviving she is thriving.  From Stage IV to Center Stage- singing the national anthem at Boston’s Fenway Park prior to a Red Sox game - this is a story everyone must hear for none amongst us will escape loving someone who has been touched by disease. Denise imbues their lives with hope and inspiration.   
The trajectory of her life has shifted tremendously as she is now an ordained Interfaith Minister. She travels the country extensively offering ceremony, speaking, and teaching workshops.  Denise lives in the moment -- continually open to what God has in store next. To learn more about Denise,
click here.

Cheryl Richardson
                                       February 25, 2018
                                      10AM Talk

Cheryl Richardson is the New York Times bestselling author of several books including, Take Time for Your LifeLife MakeoversStand Up for Your LifeThe Unmistakable Touch of GraceThe Art of Extreme Self Care and her new book with Louise Hay called You Can Create an Exceptional Life. She was the first president of the International Coach Federation. Her work has been covered widely in the media including Good Morning AmericaThe Today ShowCBS This MorningNew York TimesUSA TodayGood Housekeeping, and O Magazine. She was the team leader for the Lifestyle Makeover Series on the Oprah Winfrey Show and she accompanied Ms. Winfrey on the “Live Your Best Life” nationwide tour.

Cheryl also served as the co-executive producer and host of “The Life Makeover Project with Cheryl Richardson” on the Oxygen Network and as the co-executive producer and host of two Public Television Specials – “Stand Up for Your Life” and “Create an Abundant Life.”

She hosted an Internet Radio Show called “Coach on Call” for 10 years. Click here to listen to archives of the show.

 Michael Mirdad
                                         May 6, 2018 10AM Talk

Michael Mirdad is a world-renowned spiritual teacher, healer, mystic, and author. He has worked as an intuitive healer and counselor for over 35 years and is the author of the best-selling books Healing the Heart & SoulCreating Fulfilling RelationshipsThe Heart of a Course in Miracles, and You’re Not Going Crazy…You’re Just Waking Up! Michael has facilitated thousands of classes, lectures, and workshops throughout the world on Spiritual Mastery, Spirituality, Relationships, and Healing and is commonly referred to as a “teacher’s teacher” and a “healer’s healer.” He has been featured as a keynote speaker in the world’s largest expos and conferences and has been on radio, television, and various internet and tele-summit programs. His work has been published in several leading magazines, including Sedona Journal, Conscious Life Journal, and Yoga Journal, as well as being the cover feature several times in Evolve magazine. Michael Mirdad is respected as one of the finest and most diverse healers of our time and is well-known for his ability to share the deepest spiritual teachings in a clear, applicable manner. For more information visit his website.

Rev. Dr. Raymont Anderson
June 17, 
10AM Talk


Dean Sluyter
July 15, 2018
10AM Talk