About Our Minister
Rev. Jennifer L. Sacks became the Senior Minister of Unity of Grand Rapids on July 1, 2012.
She has completed Unity Institute and Seminary’s (UI&S) Masters of Divinity program and was ordained in June. She has been a ministerial intern at Unity Church of Overland Park, Kansas, and Unity Temple on the Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri, and served as Academic Affairs Representative to Unity’s Academic Governance Council. Originally from New Jersey, Rev. Jennifer began her Unity journey at Unity Church by the Shore, Neptune, N.J., where she served as guest speaker, class facilitator, platform assistant, worship team leader, and prayer chaplain.
In addition, Rev. Jennifer has a Master’s degree in Literature and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from American University in Washington, D.C. She also has completed additional graduate studies in Education at St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, N.J. She has worked as a high school English teacher, educational trainer, advocacy journalist, editor and public relations executive. Rev. Jennifer also is a practitioner of NVC, and does ongoing training through the New York Center for Non-Violent Communications (NVC).
Some of Rev. Jennifer’s scholarly interests include practical theology, Bible studies, and homiletics. She also enjoys exercising at the gym; walking; watching sports, especially baseball and basketball; going to movies, theatres, and museums; doing creative writing; and listening to a variety of music.