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Details are still to be determined when Rev. Darlene will complete the monumental task of moving from Washington state to Mills River. Please be certain to subscribe to our e-news to keep up with the latest news as we prepare to welcome Rev. Darlene.
Rev. Darlene Strickland is currently the Senior Minister at Unity of South Sound in Federal Way, Washington. Darlene became an Ordained Unity Minister in 2004 and previously served ministries in Lawrence, Kansas and Maui, Hawaii. She was also the Music Director at Unity of the Triangle in Raleigh, North Carolina prior to attending seminary at Unity Institute.
Darlene is described as “An engaging, humorous, inspired speaker and teacher who creatively weaves deep spiritual insight with real life stories and transformational tips for living.” She is also a singer/songwriter with a passion for helping others access their inner wisdom and attune to the rhythm of their soul.
Darlene is actively involved with Unity Worldwide Ministries, currently serving on Unity Institute’s Licensing and Ordination Team, and as an International Student Mentor for Unity’s School of the Pacific Rim. She previously served as Chair of the Church Growth and Development Team.
Prior to church ministry, Darlene was a Senior Executive in the children’s toy industry, working with BRIO Toys and TY Inc. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and is a native of North Carolina, which she still considers home.