Lisa Yelenick

Youth & Family 

The Unity South Central Region (USCR) employs a teen ministry coordinator to help nurture and grow that aspect of our youth & family ministries (YFMs) in our region. Our current teen ministry coordinator is Lisa Yelenick of Unity Spiritual Center Denver, CO.

The youth and family coordinator’s duties are:

  • Support the elected regional officer team in creating, planning and facilitating regional rallies.

  • Consult with directors, sponsors and leaders in the local ministries to provide support for establishing and building teen programs.

  • Work closely with the board of trustees to promote a program for teens that supports the vision and mission of Unity South Central Region.


What is YOU?

The Youth of Unity (YOU) is an international youth group for teens ages 14 to 18 (grades 9 to 12). The purpose of YOU is to encourage and assist in the spiritual growth of all young people who are seeking to express the indwelling Christ in accordance with the principles of practical Christianity as taught and interpreted by Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village and Unity Worldwide Ministries. YOU provides youth the opportunity to explore Unity’s principles and other truth teachings and to demonstrate these in their daily lives.

How do I get involved?

Any Unity church or study group affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries may facilitate an active YOU group.

What is an active YOU group?

An active YOU group:

  • Is under the direction of a recognized Unity member ministry of Unity Worldwide Ministries

  • Is active in their regional YOU

  • Includes one or more teens ranging from the ages of 14 through 18 years of age and at least one adult sponsor

A YOU group typically meets on a weekly basis, usually Sunday morning. Youth discuss and learn a variety of spiritual teachings, attend social gatherings, and become involved in their church and community. Officers, or a leadership team, are often elected to help plan for the local group.

Youth of Unity Rallies and Events

During the year, we host a variety of events—some weekend rallies that are incredible. Events are organized and hosted by the regional communities shown below. Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to all communities. Please attend the events that work best for your chapter and church.

The communities are:

  • South includes Gulf and Red River

  • Gulf includes South Dakota, Southern Texas, Southern Louisiana

  • Red River includes North Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Northern Louisiana

  • Central includes Plains and Mountain

  • Plains includes Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska

  • Mountain includes Colorado, New Mexico, Texas

Additional Resources


Uniteens are our middle school and junior high-aged tweens and teens.

We encourage local chapters to host Unitreats or mini-rallies and invite other area ministries to participate.

For information on how to host an event, please email Lisa Yelenick or call her at 303-515-9613.

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