Rev. Mari Gabrielson first got involved with the Unity Movement in 1980, when she helped Rev. Pauline Beauregard pioneer a church in Carlsbad, CA. From there it was several trips to Unity Village for continuing education that qualified her to enter Unity School of Christianity for ministerial studies.
Rev. Mari served the Unity Church in Kansas City, Kansas, and her home church, Unity Church of Hawaii, Diamond Head. She has been regional president for the Unity centers and churches of the West Central Region, Served as president of the Honolulu Ministers Council, President of H.U.L.A – Hawaii Unity Leaders Alliance – ministers from all the Hawaiian islands. She has been active in leadership within the Unity Movement, serving on the Conference and Convention committee, and was a Group Chairperson for the Licensing and Ordination committees for Ministerial Candidates for seven years. More recently, she has served on the Licensing and Ordination committee for ministerial candidates at the Unity Urban School of Ministry in Detroit MI.
Mari and her husband, Mark, met sky diving in Ca. on Mark’s birthday. They have been married for 37 years. They moved to WI from Hawaii, via MN, where they built a Lake home. They have adult children and grandchildren, and parent two four-legged kids, English Springer Spaniels, Brandy and Maggie.
Of Unity Center Milwaukee, Rev. Mari says, “I have never been happier in ministry than I am now. We have such a warm, welcoming, community of individuals, growing on their spiritual path. Our Board of Trustees is truly that – Trust-ee’s. Each member takes seriously the trust the congregation has in them. And each brings their gifts to the table for rich diversity in leadership. We are truly blessed.”