Our Leadership Team

Rev. Sandra Butler
Rev. Sandra Butler

Rev. Sandra Butler
Transitional Ministry Specialist
Rev. Sandy, as she likes to be called, is a fully ordained Unity Minister who is specially trained as a transitional ministry specialist through Unity International. During her time at Unity Church of Greater Rochester (UCGR), she will be working directly with the congregation to help expand our consciousness and prepare us for our next full-time minister. In addition to providing messages at our weekly services, she’ll be holding workshops and classes, including Unity SEE offerings for the congregation to help us grow individually and as a congregation. She’ll also be available for spiritual counseling for anyone that has such a desire or need.

Rev. Sandy comes to UCGR after completing an assignment as a Transitional Ministry Specialist at Community on the Hill in Washington, DC. Prior to that, she was a Transitional Ministry Specialist at Unity of Columbia (Missouri). Before becoming a Transitional Ministry Specialist, Rev Butler served as the Interim Senior Minister at Unity of Fairfax after being that community’s Associate Minister for several years.

Starting the week of January 7, 2018, Rev. Sandy will be keeping hours at the church Tuesday through Thursday and once she is here, she will be accessible via UCGRs minister phone (585-473-0145) and email. She’s looking forward to visiting with you and getting to know each and every member of our congregation!


Unity Church of Greater Rochester Board of Trustees

President – Mary Ann Ruganis
Vice President – Vada Good
Treasurer – Roy Williams
Secretary – Javier Bautista
Trustee – Patricia Ellson
Trustee – Carol Cafalone
Alternate – Kathy Dennis Anderson


Office Manager – Venise Cottrell
Office Staff – Margaret (Maggie) Brown
Pianist – Jane Faust
YE Director – Elizabeth (Liz) Santa Maria
Bookkeeper – Robert McLaughlin

Volunteer Teams

Unity Church of Greater Rochester has small groups that help people find ways to get involved. Please check out Ministry Teams to read descriptions and contact information for the group/team leaders overseeing these areas.