Reverend Richard Bunch, Senior Minister
Rev Richard Bunch was ordained in 2006 and currently serves as minister at Unity of Richmond, Va. He has served on the Unity Worldwide Ministries Eastern Region Board as president, vice-president and treasurer. His service to Unity Worldwide Ministries includes being a member of the Prosperity Team, the Finance Team and the Alternative Ordination Team. He has been a member of Unity since 1997 and served in his home church, Unity of El Paso, Texas, as spiritual leader for five years.
Richard’s mission is “Transformed Lives, Transforming the World.” Richard has a master’s degree in Financial Services and was a licensed Unity teacher. He was the founder and president of a multi-corporate financial consulting and sales company, served on numerous nonprofit boards, and was active in local interfaith councils.
Rev. Victoria Bunch, Minister Emeritus
I searched for many years to find an understanding of God beyond the embedded theology I learned as a child. On my quest, I participated in women’s spirituality groups, Buddhist meditation groups, worked with a shaman to bring up repressed feelings/thoughts, studied Jungian psychology and visited numerous spiritual denominations. In 1999, I was introduced to the Unity movement, was called into the ministry five years later and ordained by Unity Institute and Seminary in 2006.
As a mother and grandmother with a Masters of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and experience in many healing modalities through the years, I served as co-minister with my husband at Unity of Richmond from 2006 to 2017 to empower healing, prosperity and spiritual growth through creative worship services, meditations, music, spiritual counseling and interfaith opportunities.
As a Minister Emeritus, Unity continues to bring unity into my life. I continue to be involved in the life of the church, offering various opportunities to be a soul companion and look within, reflect, heal deep wounds, connect with the Divine and be the Expression of Spirit that one is meant to be.
Rev. Peggy White, Minister Emeritus
In 2004 I visited Unity of Richmond for the first time. Rarely have I missed a Sunday since. After years of searching, I had found a spiritual path that opened my heart to Spirit. I immediately began taking courses to become a Licensed Unity Teacher. Upon completion of that program, I applied to the Unity Field Ministry Program and I was licensed as a minister in March 2011.
I bring to the ministry skills from my previous experience as a career teacher and school administrator. My undergraduate and graduate degrees are in teaching and educational supervision and administration. I did additional work through the doctoral program at the University of Virginia, which prepared me for part-time work as an educational consultant with the Virginia Department of Education after retirement.
Bringing these experiences and the wisdom gained in my roles as mother and grandmother, I joyfully served as Associate Minister of Unity of Richmond until my retirement in 2015. I am still very involved with the Church as I continue on my spiritual path and share the journey with the beloved congregants at Unity of Richmond.
Barbara Hess, Licensed Unity Teacher
Barbara is a Licensed Unity Teacher specializing in pastoral care. She has been a member of Unity of Richmond for over 27 years. She has been involved in program development at many levels throughout these years. She officially became an LUT in 2013. She has a deep love and respect for the teachings offered through Unity Institute. She brings her enthusiasm and dedicated study of the material to the classroom. She presents the material using both an intellectual and experiential approach. She also has a dedicated daily prayer and meditation practice, which is an integral part of her teaching.
Fred Hess, Licensed Unity Teacher
Fred completed his Licensed Unity Teacher certification in May 2016, specializing in adult education. He is a pharmacist, husband, and father who has 25 years at Unity of Richmond, serving on the Board, Finance Team, Prosperity Team, Capital Campaign and as Youth sponsor.