Licensed Unity Teacher, (LUT), is a spiritual course of study and licensure. It provides a consistent base of knowledge and the skills necessary for ethical and excellent leadership in the church and in the classroom. The curricula consists of 25 foundational Unity classes(250 classroom hours), plus 250 additional hours of study, training and practicum curricula, creating a deepening understanding of Unity principles, Servant Leadership and Commitment to living the principles we teach.
Ann Bumgarner, LUT
Ann has over 30 years of experience working with corporations, individuals and groups promoting quality of life. Ann has a special interest in exploring wellness in others and supporting their inner healer.
She is the life enrichment consultant at the Cedar Creek Assisted living facility, Crystal River, FL. She has conducted numerous workshops as well as professional speaking engagements with Therapeutic Recreation Organizations. She is constantly developing creative teaching modalities, designing and delivering exciting and informative presentations. She is in the process of learning NVC, non-violent communication to help teach a language of love and oneness. Ann has served on the board of directors at Unity of Citrus, Lecanto, FL. She was a prayer chaplain for over two years and trained with Rev. Lei Lanni Burt, Light and Love Ministries. She successfully completed the Leadership Program in Spiritual Education and Enrichment at Unity Worldwide Ministries, Kansas City, Kansas, addressing the significance of our spiritual journey. Currently she is a Licensed Unity Teacher (LUT) at Unity of Citrus, Lecanto, FL.
She thrives on learning and believes that wellness and spiritual growth is a lifelong process of choices and renewal that creates quality of living.
Mary Magee-Allen, LUT
Mary is a Licensed Unity Teacher since 2013. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has practiced as a Registered Nurse in New York and Florida.
She has been a Reiki Master since 2005. She has always been interested in discovering one's own essential healing power within.
Mary serves as teacher and facilitator of Unity classes and continues to take classes to grow and enrich her spiritual life.
Rhonda Banker, L.U.T. Candidate
Rhonda first came to Unity of Citrus in February 2014 and knew from the time she walked in the door she has found her spiritual home.
Her first two classes were with our very own LUT’s, Mary Magee-Allen and Annie Bumgarner, which ignited a flame that could not be contained.
To complete the required Spiritual Education and Enrichment classes (25 classes, 250 hours) Rhonda attended classes at Unity Centers and Churches throughout Florida and attended four intensive weeks at Unity Village in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Her journey continues on with two full weeks completed of, three required at Unity Village, for the leadership program.
Rhonda’s passion for the water drove her to become a U.S.C.G. Captain doing manatee tours in Citrus county. She is also a certified scuba instructor.
Rhonda looks forward to sharing, receiving, learning and growing together as ONE in our Spiritual Unity Community.