Our People

Our choir in Dec 2023

Reverend Victoria Etchemendy

Rev. Victoria & Rev. Georgie
Rev. Victoria & Rev. Georgie

Our Minister of Record,  Rev. Victoria has 40 plus years as a Unity Minister. She is currently Chair of the Interfaith Intercultural Unity World Wide Ministries Team. Victoria has served three centers around the country, and founded Unity World Healing Center in Lake Oswego Oregon in 1990.

In 2017 she retired and refired and continued to teach and support ministerial students around the world.

“I am so happy to be working with Unity of Salem. Together we are creating the next chapter of this Ministry’s History. Let us step forward in Love and Light!”


Board of Trustees

2020 Board

  • Minister - Rev. Victoria Etchemendy

  • President - Elizabeth Gingerich

  • Vice Pres - Jan Morris

  • Secretary - Kay Derochie

  • Treasurer - Lesley Garber

  • Member - Merle Hopkins

  • Member - Randy Julian

The minutes of these meetings and financial statements are available to be reviewed by all members of Unity of Salem by coming to the office during office hours.

Unity of Salem Staff

  • Office -Trish Harper
  • Office Coordinator - Joan Riley
  • Music Team/Choir Director  - Angela Wanak
  • Audio/video/web - Garth Catterall
  • Housekeeping - Debi Hukriede

Licensed Unity Teachers

  • Theresa Flanery

  • Diane Moskal

  • Ann Armstrong (deceased?)


Teams are a vital part of our spiritual community. Part of the collective whole, teams work to support the mission and vision of Unity of Salem by providing services for both our spiritual community and others in the world. Please contact our office if you would like more information about a specific team. Each team has a team leader and he/she will contact you about how you can volunteer at Unity of Salem.