Our Spiritual Leaders


Arlene Dorischild, RN, MA, LUT

Arlene is a Licensed Unity Teacher, and has been in Unity since 1995. Here at UCM she currently serves as Licensed Teacher, Prayer Ministry Team Leader, and Prayer Chaplain Coordinator. At nineteen she studied Nursing and practiced for fifteen years until moving on to attend Assumption College where she obtained a BA and a MA in Rehabilitation Counseling. After working as a counselor in a domestic violence program for ten years she began to study Massage Therapy and many other Holistic Health practices, opening Amethyst Point Holistic Center in 1988 - which she successfully operated for twenty-one years. It was during this time that Unity found her and her spiritual studies began in earnest, continuing to this day. Beginning her life work through studying the body as a nurse, moving to the mind through her counseling degree, and finally coming together in a holistic way through her center and spiritual studies with Unity, Arlene brings a heartfelt understanding and application of Truth principles to her services to UCM.


Carmen Scaffidi, LUT

Carmen is a Licensed Unity Teacher who began her studies at home at UCM, and later recognized a need for bilingual lessons and studies in our spiritual and local communities. Though she is now a full-fledged leader of our affiliate, Unity Español, Carmen will always be a beloved member and leader of UCM. We are blessed bi-weekly by her exuberant presence - knowing it is always "a beautiful day in her consciousness!"


Shannon Grasso, Music Coordinator

Shannon is a wife, mother, musician, and Unity Truth student living in Grafton, MA. She first came to Unity as a struggling teen and - despite spending time in Nashville TN, among many other cities - has been involved with UCM one way or another now for over twelve years. She describes "coming home" as spirituality - especially spiritual music - turned her life around. Her primary goal is to share the deep, meaningful experiences she has had (such as forgiveness & self-acceptance) with her children, UCM, and the world, through her music. She is also on the path toward becoming an Licensed Unity Teacher.

Ministers of the Day

Iris Sinkel


Dimitri Sinkel


Lori Lamont


Arlene Dorischild


Carmen Scaffidi


Returning Guest Speakers

Rev. Ed Townley


Rev. Tony Cryer


Chris Hogan


Our Board Members

Jo-Ellen Stone


Board President

June House


Vice President & Secretary

Dimitri Sinkel



Jane Richardson


Board Member

Volunteer Spotlight

Jen Snay


Jen, we are so grateful to you for running the Unity bookstore, helping us with all of our many questions, and frequently running the Powerpoint presentations, too! For many years you have been a true cornerstone of our spiritual family. Thank you for being such a blessing.

June House


June, from your incredible nutritious lunches, to volunteering with the children... From chauffeuring to workshops, set-up to take-down... We know we can always count on you! Thank you so much for all you do.

Kid's Corner

Elisa Pearmain


Elisa is a professional storyteller, who has blessed our children (and adults!) time and time again with her gift & talents. When she is not sharing Unity messages through her craft, in a fun setting that makes them easy for our kiddos to understand, Elisa frequently volunteers as a greeter/usher for the center. Thank you Elisa! 

Jo-Ellen Stone


In addition to being both Board President and a Prayer Chaplain, Jo-Ellen frequently volunteers both with our children, and providing delicious food for fellowship. Jo-Ellen, we are so blessed by your many hats!

June House


June is a qualified nutritionist, who frequently brings healthy & amazing home-cooked lunches to our community for fellowship. She is also a wonderful volunteer with our UCM children. Thank you June!

Katie Rose LaPrad


Katie is a high school Health teacher & field hockey coach. She has been a UCM board member, and is now a children's program volunteer. Katie, our children always enjoy your fun crafts and time. Thank you for all you do.

Jeannette Cardozo


Jeannette is a Master Prosperity Teacher, Psychology major, and Zumba fitness instructor. She always brings her zeal and enthusiasm to our children, and to our affiliate - Unity Español. Thank you, Jeannette!