Our Minister

Rev. Leona Evans

Rev. Leona Evans

Rev. Leona Evans

Leona Evans holds a Master of Arts in Religious Studies. She is an ordained Unity Minister, peace activist, and former Chair of the Metaphysics Department at Unity School for Religious Studies. She is the author of The Evolving Peacemaker: A Commitment to Nonviolence, which received the 2017 Evergreen Medal for World Peace presented by the Living Now Book Awards. Leona is also certified in Conflict Management and Peacebuilding by the United States Institute of Peace.

Ordained in 1985, Evans has been the minister at Unity of San Luis Obispo, California, for the past 27 years, during which time she has taught numerous classes on the power of the mind to shape our destiny. Leona is an accomplished speaker and teacher, and her positive messages have been heard on radio and television stations throughout the world.

Evans is a former Broadway actress, recording artist, and cabaret performer whose theatrical career of more than 30 years began when she was a small child. Eventually, she was guided to study world religions and chose the ministry as a way of helping people understand that nonviolence among religions begins with the realization that the same God of love indwells all people.

Evans is the proud mother of musician, filmmaker, and actor Matthew J. Evans.

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Check out books and meditations by Rev. Leona.

Visit WisdomGrows International, Rev. Leona’s other ministry.


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