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Unity of Gainesville trusts process to find new leader
Church appoints South African man after eight-month search
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Clive deLaporte talks about spirituality with members of Unity of Gainesville Spiritual Center on Stancil Road . - photo by NAT GURLEY
When the position of spiritual director became available at Unity of Gainesville in 2011, the church knew it needed to take its time to find a new leader. “When a minister who’s been with a church for a long time leaves, it’s been found that it’s really important not to just hire somebody real quick but to go through a transition process,” said Anne Hammer, president of the board of trustees of Unity of Gainesville. The process involved calling on transitional experts within the worldwide Unity Church and the Rev. Terrence Padgett, southeast region church consultant.