Rev. Becky Whitehead, Senior Minister
Rev. Becky is the Senior Minister of Unity of Omaha; she moved from Nashville, Tennessee in 2009 to serve Omaha as the Assistant Minister. She utilized her talents in Leadership and Organizational Development and established the Enlightened and Empowered Leadership Academy (generated from 30 years of management in the Healthcare industry).
Her passion, around seeing others step into all they are here to be, has created a dynamic opportunity for growth and empowerment at Unity of Omaha. Rev. Becky became Senior Minister in June of 2012.
Rev. Becky has served the Unity movement in many ways. She served as the board president of Unity South Central Region, She currently serves on the Credentialing team of Unity Worldwide Ministries, as a Mentor to new and upcoming Unity Ministers, as a panelist for the Licensed Unity Teachers Skills Seminar, on the leadership team of Unity’s Field Ministerial Program and supports the Hot Springs Unity community through web-based services and discussions. Rev. Becky is a certified HearthMath Mentor/Coach; she is developing a program called HeartCentered Living, the program based on a merging of HeartMath techniques with spiritual principles.
One of Rev. Becky’s passions is working with the program “Spirit at Sea,” where spiritual retreats are incorporated into beautiful travel experiences with like-minded people. Another passion is animal rescue. She has been involved in dog rescue for many years as an active member of rescue groups, foster parenting, an adoptive k-9 parent and currently has 2 Sheltie fur babies, Cooper and Lillie, both rescues. She worked in an animal rescue sanctuary in the Peruvian Amazon during a dream visit to Peru.
Recently she has been described as a Global minister and teacher, due to her desire to support as many people as possible in creating an amazing life beyond the limitations of societal beliefs.
Rev. Brenda Peters, Associate Minister & Director, Youth & Family Ministry
Rev. Brenda Peters has been officially named Associate Minister of Unity of Omaha. We are excited she is with us and will be working alongside Rev. Becky in supporting your spiritual journey here at Unity.
Rev. Brenda has a passion to transform lives, be of service to others and to keep learning. She accomplishes this by her inspirational talks, which she does at different Unity churches and other organizations. Rev. Brenda has a BA in Journalism with a concentration in Photography and Broadcasting with a minor in English.
After working 20 plus years in many different positions as an administrative assistant and support roles, she felt the pull to be of service and yet at the same time somehow inspire others to become their True selves. She also wanted to explore spirituality and become self-aware. This led her on a spiritual journey looking for a faith, in which she felt she could do all this and more. That’s when she found Unity and felt aligned with the teachings.
After becoming a member at Unity of Omaha, she heard the call to ministry and became an ordained Unity minister on June 15, 2020. As an inspirational speaker, she speaks from her heart and connects with those in the audience by sharing her experience in life. As she shares and shows a different way to look at life, she is able to help people see how they can incorporate such ideas in theirs and live their dreams.
Connection is what it is about for Rev. Brenda. Connecting with people one on one and making that type of bond in which others feel they are accepted. Before she came to Unity she knew in her heart there was no separation between any of us. In fact, the sticker Coexist was her favorite and she didn’t know then that Unity embraced that type of thinking. When she found out much later, it clicked in her mind even more that what she felt all those years were true for her and many others. It is this connection to others that drives Rev. Brenda to learn about other cultures, faith and traditions. She has learned about them by doing research and reading on her own. Although recently, she has learned also through the ministerial program at Unity about many different faiths. This drive to understand and be able to honor other cultures, faiths and traditions is important to Rev. Brenda. She knows there is much more than her own personal world and is always ready to explore.
As with everything Rev. Brenda does, she brings her own personal touch. Music is another way she expresses her feelings. She does it through dance and enjoying different genres of music. One of her favorite bands is Kiss, they have a lyric in one of their songs which she likes to live by. They sing, “You’ve got to live like you’re on vacation,” and she tries to do this every day.
Vicki is our rock and is always willing to help as we keep our busy schedule flowing. Vicki has been with us for over 10 years and cannot imagine working anyplace else. During the course of a day she wears many hats and does it with style. Vicki manages the facilities of Unity of Omaha and takes care of our daily operations.