UNY Prayer Chaplain Ministry

Who We Are

The Prayer Chaplain Ministry is the lay ministry of Unity of New York. We are a trained volunteer prayer team that serves our congregation by offering one-on-one prayer after service, monthly prayer calls, and prayer visits to congregants who are hospitalized or home-bound.

Our Vision

The Prayer Chaplains are here to create and nurture a community where God and prayer are first in all things. We envision our congregation as a safe place where all are nurtured and honored and where we know the highest and best are already manifesting in everybody’s life.

We are here to:

  • Accept you unconditionally
  • Envision with you all of the possibilities for your heart’s dreams and desires
  • Listen to your prayer request and hold what is shared in confidence
  • Pray with you for the highest and best in your life to be expressed

One-on-One Prayer

  • Prayer Chaplains are available for prayer after Sunday service.
  • This heart-centered, gentle and loving service is available to all.
  • Bring any concern or celebration and we will know the Truth with you – God is already at work no matter the circumstances.
  • Congregants can sign up to receive a monthly prayer call by filling out a request form at the Welcome Table or signing up on our website: www.unityofnewyork.org.
  • Prayer is always available to you 24 hours a day, every day through: Silent Unity 1-800-669-7729, 1-800-NOW-PRAY or www.unity.org

Unity of New York Prayer Chaplain Directors

Co-Director: Kathy Grant

Co-Director: Sarah Dacey Charles

Sarah Dacey Charles is thrilled to be a co-director of the Prayer Chaplain ministry of Unity of New York. Sarah has been a Prayer Chaplain since 2003. From 2004-2011, she was th Co-director of the Chaplain ministry with Carol Dacey-Charles. Besides her work as a Chaplain, Sarah served on the Board of Trustees as Vice President, and was a founding member of Spiritus. Sarah continues to bless Unity of New York as a soloist and as a Quest class teacher. Outside of Unity, she enjoys a thriving acting career and artist mentoring business.

Co-Director: Melanie Schmidt

Melanie Schmidt is excited to join Kathy Grant and Sarah Dacey-Charles as a Co-Director of the Unity of New York Prayer Chaplin Ministry. She is currently taking classes towards certification as a Licensed Unity teacher. Melanie is a retired Human Services Administrator committed to service that improves the lives of indiviuals.