Rev. Jean-Marie Schweizer, MDiv, LUT (Vice President)
Rev. Jean-Marie Schweizer has served as the spiritual leader and minister at Unity Lake Houston in Kingwood, TX since 2014. He has been a Licensed Unity Teacher (LUT) since 2013. He was ordained as a Unity minister in 2018 with the completion of the M.Div. program. Jean-Marie has a strong background in both the business and spiritual world. Together with his wife Elaine, he has built several successful businesses in Switzerland, Australia, and the United States, focusing on marketing, advertising, technology, and business consulting. His spiritual passion comes from a long tradition of meditative and contemplative practices, having meditated for close to 40 years and having taught meditation and spiritual practices to hundreds if not thousands over the past two decades. Jean-Marie has also engaged in spiritual guidance (now called spiritual direction) in various cultures and across interspiritual divides.
Jean-Marie is involved in several Unity-wide projects, including the 2030 Focusing Forward effort, chairing and participating in various teams concerning technology, pastoral care, prayer chaplaincy, Gen XYZ, alternative paths, etc. He is also the chair of the UWM-appointed Tech Task Team whose charge is to support the field ministries with innovative technological solutions while supporting their efforts to stay current.
Jean-Marie has lived and served around the world, exploring different cultures and volunteering his services to undermined populations (e.g. Aboriginal communities). He is a professional counselor with a focus on trauma and crisis as well as working with individuals with neurological differences. And he is completing his Ph.D. in counseling education and supervision to contribute to the development of the empathic and spiritually aware counselors of the future.