Our Spiritual Leader

Meet Our Spiritual Leader

Nada Frazier is a sacred servant, inspirational speaker, writer, award winning photographer, reiki master teacher, and volunteer for Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, serving as an Ambassador, PedsCare volunteer, and Spiritual Care volunteer. Much of Nada’s spiritual studies and sacred service center around the soul’s spiritual journey. Nada honors the teachings of and is active in the Lakota community.

Nada has served as an inspirational guest speaker and behind the scenes supporter at Unity of Jacksonville Beach since 2008 and has also served as a guest speaker at other Florida Unity churches. Nada is a Prayer Chaplain, book study/class leader, and current Unity Urban Ministry School student. Nada started and continues to facilitate the “Sundays 8 at 8” prayer circle where each Sunday, at 8 p.m., for 8 minutes, people from across the globe quietly step away from their usual activities to come together in conscious community and silent synchronized prayer and meditation.

Nada is the Past-President of the Jacksonville, Florida branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), and contributor to ‘Dear Creator, an Anthology of Hope & Prayer in Word, Image and Song’ by Lynn Rose Curtin. Nada is a trained mediator, former Co-Chair/member of Corpus Christi, Texas’ Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Recycling and Waste reduction, and is a recipient of the Building Bridges and Unsung Heroine awards from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Women’s Center. She also works as a Florida Registered Paralegal.

“Unity of Jacksonville Beach is my home church,” says Nada. “I attended my first Unity service at UJB, led by founder Rev. Dolores Vetter, at a time in my life when I was seeking a diverse, growing conscious community focused on practical Christianity, that supported my inter-faith beliefs of honoring each individual’s walk with the God of their understanding, and supported the Lakota “Mitakuye Oyasin” interconnectedness belief that we are all relatives, that we are One. I believe we all have a spark of Divine Light within and are a reflection of God. I will continue to do my best to reflect that love and light and support others as they walk their spiritual paths. I prefer to simply be called by my first name, ‘Nada.’ ‘Nada’ means ‘hope’ and I was named for my Grandmother Hope. If I do no more than reflect hope to all I encounter, I am grateful.”

As part-time Spiritual Leader, Nada will be available for appointments upon request and will lead services typically the first two Sundays of each month. Various Unity, local and national spiritual speakers will be featured at UJB’s other Sunday services.

Nada is grateful for time shared with her husband, Rick Wilkerson, and family. She enjoys hiking, spiritual studies, music, and nature photography. She can be reached at NadaUJB@gmail.com or by calling the Unity of Jacksonville Beach office at 904/246-1300.

 

Meet Our Minister Emeritus

Reverend Dolores Elizabeth Vetter

Reverend Dolores Elizabeth Vetter
1947 – 2015
“A Life Devoted to God and Family”

Rev. Dolores Vetter was a Licensed Unity Teacher as well as an Independent Unity Minister and an Interfaith Minister. She served Unity ministries for over 30 years as a Speaker, Educational Director (for adults and youth), Director of Volunteer Services, Spiritual Counselor, and Teacher. Rev. Dolores founded two Unity Churches in New Jersey and Unity of Jacksonville Beach in Florida. She resided in Jacksonville, Florida, with her husband, Paul.

Her passion was in assisting others to experience their Divine Essence and to live wholesome and abundant lives. As a spiritual coach and teacher, she encouraged individuals to remember that the purpose for living is to love, to live peacefully, and to experience a life of abundance.

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” — Henry David Thoreau

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