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

Bob Atkinson
September 30, 2018 10AM Talk "We're Living in a Spiritual Springtime"
12pm Workshop "From Duality to Oneness: A Contemplative Journey"

Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., author, educator, and developmental psychologist, has published nine books, including the 2017 Nautilus Book Award winner The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness; Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul’s Story (2012); The Gift of Stories (1995); and, Year of Living Deeply: A Memoir of 1969 (2019). He is an internationally recognized authority on life story interviewing, a pioneer in the techniques of personal mythmaking and soul-making, a member of Evolutionary Leaders (, professor emeritus at the University of Southern Maine, and director of StoryCommons.

Gregg Levoy
October 21, 2018 10AM Talk

Gregg Levoy is the author of the bestseller Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life (Random House)—rated among the "Top 20 Career Publications" by the Workforce Information Group—and Vital Signs: Discovering and Sustaining Your Passion for Life (Penguin). He has keynoted at the Unity Worldwide Ministries Conference, Smithsonian Institution, Environmental Protection Agency, National Conference on Positive Aging, Microsoft, American Counseling Association, National Career Development Association, and others, and been a frequent guest of the media, including ABC-TV, CNN, NPR and PBS.
A former adjunct professor of journalism at the University of New Mexico, former columnist and reporter for USA Today and the Cincinnati Enquirer, he has written about the subject of callings for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Omni, Psychology Today, Reader’s Digest, and many others. His website is


Michael Mirdad
November 4, 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 & Soul, Creating Fulfilling Relationships, The 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 the 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 here.

Rev. Carol Waleryszak
November 25, 2018 10AM Talk

Rev. Carol Waleryszak, Owner of A Sacred Touch, is an interfaith minister who conducts such sacred ceremonies as weddings, memorial services, funerals, pet blessings, baby naming, and other rituals in Southern Maine, Southern New Hampshire, and Northeastern Massachusetts. Carol was ordained by The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (ChIME) in 2011 and is committed to their vision of transformation of the self and planet earth through education, ordination, support, celebration and service. Carol was Lead Chaplain at Unity on the River in Amesbury, MA, for four years and is also a retired school teacher and small business owner. For twelve years, she coordinated gifted and talented programming and enrichment courses in NH for middle school children. She lives in Maine with  her husband, Eric.