About Us

Beyond The Studio

Unity Arts Ministry is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to the teachings of Unity with a focus on creative expression. Our experienced instructors offer classes and workshops both in-person and online that combine creative expression & spiritual enrichment. We host an online creative community and provide digital media to inspire your creative journey.

20

Years of
experience
Founder Story

HELLO, I’M REV JEN HUTCHINS

My mission is to inspire self-reflection and personal transformation through spiritual principles and the healing power of art. Unity teachings along with expressive arts activities provided an outlet for me during one of the most difficult times in my life. In 2007, my mother passed from Cancer months before my son was born. Smearing paint in an art journal as a form of meditation allowed me to process grief, embrace joy and ultimately experience a deeper connection with Spirit.

I founded UAM in 2017 in order to share with you the creative tools I learned along the way. It has been a joy to work alongside a supportive team and to witness participants experience a greater sense of connection, hope and creative freedom through this ministry.

  • Live Workshops & Classes
  • Online Video Courses
  • Creative Retreats
  • Guest speaking services
“It has meant a lot to me to find a Unity ministry that focuses on Spirit through creative expression – whatever form that expression may take. Imagine understanding Unity principles at a deeper level by expressing your inner experiences through creative expression!”
Barbara Hadley
Kansas City, MO

Board of Directors

Visual artist and workshop facilitator Jenny Hahn, BFA, captures the inward journey through bold expression and a vibrant palette. Her acrylic paintings and giclée prints are collected around the world as well as licensed for inspirational products including book covers, calendars, posters, and most recently the Wisdom of the Shadow and Wisdom of the Divine Feminine oracle card decks. As a certified mindfulness teacher and co-founder of Creative Nectar Studio, Jenny leads workshops across the country helping people recover their innate wholeness and creativity using painting as a tool for mindfulness and self-discovery. She is co-host of the twice monthly podcast Creative Nectar: Talks & Tools for Juicy Living. Jenny serves on the leadership team of the Unity Arts Ministry and is a guest teacher/speaker at the Temple Buddhist Center in Kansas City, MO. Her ongoing practice of Vipassana (insight meditation) informs her creative process and teachings. www.jennyhahnart.com.

Rev. Jacquie Fernandez (she/they) is an award-winning filmmaker and writer who serves as senior minister at Unity Church of Overland Park. She is a regular columnist for Unity Magazine and in 2021, she was the recipient of a Folio Magazine Eddie Award for a feature article she wrote for the publication. In 2022, she established Folx with Faith, an LGBTQ+ organization that gathers for spiritual discussion and healing from religious trauma, provides educational resources for New Thought ministries, and is developing an international affiliate/chapter program. Rev. Jacquie is passionate about creating space for people to discover and know their sacred worth and to heal from any experience or idea that has inhibited this knowing.

She has been a nationally featured speaker and retreat facilitator and is proud to call Kansas City home, though she grew up on the west coast and brings the ocean/mountain vibe to everything she does. After graduating from the University of Kansas in 1997 (BSW), Jacquie worked in social services and was part of a small team of women recognized as Women Who Make a Difference by the Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City. After developing an arts and science based social curriculum for homeless children, she went on to open a photography/video production business and continued to serve nonprofits through media services. She also worked on independent films, most notably a short dance film that was screened worldwide, winning awards in both Italy and South Africa. In 2015, she graduated from Unity Institute (MDiv) and was ordained as a Unity minister. She served at Unity Worldwide Ministries and Unity World Headquarters in the media departments, creating media works that invited people from all walks of life to consider questions of ultimate concern, contemplate our connection with all humanity, and to take action to create a world with more equity, justice, and acceptance.

Rev. Andrea Scott Brown is a creative and a creative spirit. She has been a part of Unity Arts Ministry as an active participant and is delighted to join the Unity Arts Ministry Board as Treasurer. Her love of color, mixed-media, art expression, and sometimes just collecting art materials drives her to see what is possible on the page/canvas.

Andrea is an ordained Metaphysical Minister, #1 international bestselling author, award-winning speaker, and coach of more than 17 years. She created the Audacious Path™, the M.O.N.E.Y. Course™, and the Personal Power Formula™ to help entrepreneurs and leaders take control of their money so they can also take control of their life and business. In addition to holding two master’s degrees (MBA and M.Msc.), she is also a Certified Empowerment Coach and an Infinite Possibilities Certified Trainer.

A Cleveland, OH Native and currently living in Chicago since 2019. Gaby’s roots with Unity started as she was born and celebrated at Unity Of Greater Cleveland Church. Along with dancing and community theater, at church she participated in the choir, Song Leading in Service, and attending Great Lakes Regional Youth of Unity events. Gaby graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and dance from Baldwin Wallace University (‘16). She continues to work professionally as a Paraprofessional and Multidisciplinary Teaching Artist in performing arts. Her most recent Unity experience was working as the Youth & Family Director at Unity Chicago(2021-2022) and currently, serving as the Member at Large for Unity Arts Ministry Board(2023-2024). In Chicago, Gaby has planned and led multi-arts based workshops for youth and families at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Nick Cave Forothermore, 2022)(Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today, 2023). She has also curated her own workshop: “Mindful Movement with Gab”, a 3 part series focused on individuals’ relationship to movement and mindfulness in day to day experiences, using Laban Movement Analysis. In her free time she has practiced spinning fire with Ignite Fire Keepers since 2021.

Rev. Jeniffer Hutchins is the founder, CEO and acting senior minister of Unity Arts Ministry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art education and a master’s in divinity. Through Unity Arts Ministry she presents creativity workshops, gives inspirational talks around the country and provides spiritual support to individuals. She has been featured in magazine, radio and podcast interviews and was a contributing author for Crafting Gratitude: Creating and Celebrating our Blessings with Hands and Heart by Maggie Oman Shannon. 

Jeniffer is the host of “The Art of You” which originally aired on New Thought Channel. As an artist she is inspired by her love of nature and travels cross-country and abroad. Through her art, she seeks to represent the interconnection between humanity, nature and God. She works with a variety of media including paint, collage, photography and art journaling. Her artwork has been featured in group & solo exhibitions and represented by galleries across the United States.

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Together We Make a Difference

Our Beliefs

CREATIVITY is your birthright and art-making can be practiced by anyone for the purpose of self-expression, growth and discovery.

All people are inherently worthy and shine with the light of the Creative Spirit within.

Creative thought empowers you to tap into inner wisdom and to live the life of your dreams.

Engaged spiritual practice enables you to bring the truth you know to the world.

What is Unity?

UNITY is a positive and practical spiritual path.

Unity is a global, inclusive, spiritual community. We offer practical, uplifting resources to help people of all faiths apply positive spiritual principles to their lives. While our foundation is rooted in Christianity, Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.

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