The Staff at Unity on the River is committed to helping support an
active, enrolled community and congregation.
Rev. Ogun Holder
Rev. Ogun Holder joined Unity on the River in January 2015 as our Senior Minister.
“Thank you Unity on the River for extending this amazing opportunity to partner with you. I am truly humbled and honored. In January 2015 we will embark on an inspiring journey of spiritual deepening, transformation, and fun! I look forward with great excitement to what Spirit has in store for us.”
Rev. Ogun Holder is an ordained Unity Minister . His many titles include speaker, teacher, author, online radio show host, blogger, musician, parent, social media consultant, and self-proclaimed geek. His first full-length book, Rants To Revelations: Unabashedly Honest Reflections on Life, Spirituality, and the Meaning of God,was published by Unity Books in Fall 2012. He has also written for Unity Leaders Magazine, Unity Magazine and the Daily Word, an internationally distributed inspirational magazine, as well as other inspirational Unity booklets.
Originally from Barbados, Ogun moved to the USA in 1994 to pursue a degree in Music Therapy. As a Music Therapist he worked successfully with a variety of populations in schools, hospitals, adult day-care facilities, and his own private practice. He is also an experienced church music director, having served multiple Unity communities.
A humorous and engaging speaker, Ogun has been invited to speak and lead workshops at churches and spiritual centers across the country. He currently serves as the Senior Minister of Unity on The River in Amesbury, MA. To connect with Ogun, read his blog, and listen to his talks, please visit www.ogunholder.com
Director of Operations
Stan took over from MaryJane Dwyer on January 7, 2021. Stan brings 40+ years of IT and Management experience to this new position and is glad to serve the Unity on the River community!
Meg Rayne, Music Minister
Meg Rayne is an extraordinary singer/songwriter with 5 uniquely different and extremely soul filled CD's to her credit. She has been performing in venues on the greater Boston area for over 20 years. She is an artist with a wide range of styles, from classical to folk, country to rhythm and blues.
Her peace chant "New Millennium" was performed in 2002 on New Years Eve at Seattle's Symphony Hall with a choir of 100 singers to over 3000 people.
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Director of Communications
A recent graduate of UMass Boston with a bachelor's degree in Communication, Annabel took over from Cynthia as the UOTR Communications Director in March of 2021. As a longtime resident of the greater Newburyport and Amesbury areas, she was thrilled to become a part of such a vibrant community. Annabel dabbles in many different areas of the arts including writing, voiceover, visual art, and dance.