Ministry Team

Rev. Lisa Davis

Rev. Lisa came to Unity Spiritual Center of Portland with a lifetime of Unity and New Thought teaching! As a third-generation Unity student and second-generation Unity Minister, she comes to Unity as a way of life. Rev. Lisa holds degrees in Counseling and Religion from Ottawa University and Ministry from Unity Institute. When she is not attending to her congregation and the community at large, Rev. Lisa is spending time with her two daughters and extended family, traveling, reading, and exploring the journey of life!

Barbara Selvaggi
Youth Ministry and Adult Education Coordinator

Barbara was born to administer to the education and spiritual development of children. As a child, she always knew she would grow up and have many children of her own and that she would become a teacher. As an adult, she married and had 9 children and became the teacher she always knew she would be. In addition, Barbara was a foster parent and a founder of Foster Care Association of Missouri, and a counselor in Juvenile Court with runaway and homeless teens. Barbara has been a student of Unity teachings for many decades and brings a wealth of life long learning and experience to our Youth Ministry. In her spare time, she visits her numerous children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren!

Beth O’Shields

A Unity Truth Student for almost 40 years, Beth brings 20 years of experience, being an Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator for Unity Renaissance Spiritual Center in Chesapeake, VA.  She was an integral part of building their Community from Study Group to Unity Ministry and the actual building of the physical Center in 1999. She has previously served the Senior community as an Elderly Advocate, Activities Director, Director of a Home Meals Delivery Program and as a Home Health Caretaker.  Beth arrived in Portland from the East Coast in 2018 and resides with her daughter Courtney, her daughter-in-law Julianna, and her Grand Dog, Bill.  She enjoys traveling, live music, camping, and hiking.   It is her honor and privilege to serve the Unity Spiritual Community here in Portland. 

Bookstore Manager

Alice has been the volunteer bookstore manager for over 30 years and a student of Unity for much longer.  As a retired nurse, she brings a heart full of love and compassion to the Golden Key Metaphysical Bookstore daily.  As the manager, she is always searching for new books, fun gifts, new processes, and ways to work with her volunteer team.  Alice is a tireless warrior for equity, collaboration, and working with the world community to meet our challenges. In her spare time, Alice works in her garden, spends time with children and grandchildren, follows the Trail Blazers, and volunteers for several social and political action groups.

Liah Rose

Liah discovered the soundboard in high school and promptly quit singing, having found her passion. She combined her passion with her spirituality in 1993 when she began working in sound and video at a large new thought church, and has been at it ever since.  Liah has also devoted years to studies in New Thought and Celtic Shamanism, and in 2014 became a licensed minister. Since being a sound junkie doesn’t pay the bills very well, Liah spends her days as a technical writer working for a company that creates aerospace manuals. Her current (at-home) work companions are a pair of 3-year-old rescue cats whose life mission seems to be pestering their human mom.