Our New Wedding Ministry

We are pleased to announce that we now have a Wedding Ministry! The team leaders are Barbara Petrillo and Susan Mehalko. They will be coordinating the outdoor weddings, and their focus will be on small weddings, vow renewals, and more. Wedding planners are also welcome. This is the opportunity to showcase our campus and beautiful Celebration Garden. Let your friends and family know.


Our Minister: Rev. Clive deLaporte

Rev. Clive deLaporte

Rev. Clive deLaporte is an ordained Unity Minister, Licensed Unity Teacher, affiliated Minister in the Centers for Spiritual Living, and certified Integrated Wellness Life Counselor and Coach. Rev. Clive provides online and onsite content, classes, events, and services empowering holistic and abundant spiritual living for New Thought ministries and members. He is the senior minister at Unity Spiritual Center of Vero Beach.


Trustees’ Treasures

Martin Mehalko Vice President

Martin Mehalko
Vice President

“Intention is the starting point of every dream. It is the creative power that fulfills all of our needs, whether for money, relationships, spiritual awakening, or love. Everything that happens in the universe begins with intention.” – Deepak Chopra —

After many of us on the Board, the search Committee and other committees or positions set the intention that our perfect minister is on the way to USCVB at the perfect time, the Board decided to prepare for our new minister with a Minister’s Fund Campaign of $40,000 or more by March 2022, which we announced last Sunday, September 26.

Even before our Vice President, Marty Mehalko, announced our new campaign, Board members were pledging to kick off and “prime the pump” with a total of six thousand dollars. Barbara Brooks, Barbara Petrillo, Joan Weeks, Marty Mehalko, Laura Lane, Patti Carlson and myself studied The Abundance Book by John Randolph Price in January and decided then that in these challenging times we must, on behalf of our spiritual community, be clear that we are one with the Source of our Abundance.

Rumi said, “The Source is within you, And this whole world is springing up from it. The Source is full, And its waters are ever-flowing. Do not grieve, drink your fill. Don’t think it will ever run dry, this endless ocean.”

Please join us in growing our Unity ministry by providing for our spiritual leader who will lead us in this time of transformation. Give as generously as you can – specify “Minister’s Fund” on your check or online giving memo line. Whether you give four, forty, four hundred, four thousand, forty thousand dollars (or more), the activity of intention plus attention with belief creates an ENERGY of FLOW of manifestation. We believe that whatever one gives, it returns multiplied and blessed.

Feel the energy of joining us now in Intention, Love and Gratitude!

Leslie Haatvedt, PhD., LMHC
Board President


Fall Faith Series: The Four Agreements

Sundays + Wednesdays, September 29-October 27 — We’re excited for you to join us for Fall Faith 2021! Based on The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, our Sunday talks will be guided, in order, by the content of The Four Agreements.

The series kicks off September 29 with a Wednesday night class on Zoom. This introductory class is hosted by facilitators from sister Unity/CSL communities. No pre-registration is needed to join the Wednesday Zoom classes. Check September 29 on our calendar for details.

Related Sunday talk topics:

October 3 • “Be Impeccable with Your Word”
October 10 • “Don’t Take Anything Personally”
October 17 • “Don’t Make Assumptions”
October 24 • “Always Do Your Best”


Our Minister

Elizabeth Longo

Rev. Elizabeth Longo

Rev. Elizabeth Longo is our Transitional Specialist. In the absence of a full-time minister, Rev. Longo has been instrumental in assisting us in our search and is with us once a month. We have enjoyed and been inspired and uplifted by Rev. Longo as well as other amazing guest ministers and speakers.

Rev. Longo is an ordained Unity Minister, Spiritual Life Coach, EFT practitioner, and a certified yoga teacher with a passion to be a catalyst for the awakening of humanity. She has served as Senior Minister at Unity of Fort Lauderdale and prior to that she was the Associate Minister at Unity on the Bay. She currently travels nationally and internationally leading retreats, speaking engagements, and facilitating transformational experiences. She serves the Unity movement as a mentor in the Field Licensing Program and is a certified Transitional Ministry Consultant for Unity Worldwide Ministries, is faculty for the Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute, leads Silent Unity Prayer Services and is a current writer in Unity Publications.

Elizabeth has gone through Byron Katie’s School for The Work, studied Non-Violent Communication directly with Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, the founder, and is deeply immersed in transformational practices. She facilitates retreats, classes, workshops, and awakening seminars throughout the country. Her dynamic message speaks to the heart of who we are as unique loving divine beings here on a soul’s journey to self-discovery and creating new possibilities for ourselves and others. Elizabeth was a stage, television, and film actress. She was a member of SAG, AFTRA, and EQUITY and also directed and wrote plays.