Ed Townley, Rev.
Rev. Ed Townley's twin passions for the creative
process and for empowering ministry resulted in the founding of
Spirit Expressing. In its early years in Oregon,
the Spirit Expressing ministry included a weekly
television program, a quarterly magazine, acting classes, writing
workshops and a performance company. Now an integral part of
the Unity Spiritual Center in Chicago, Spirit
Expressing today is an umbrella organization encompassing
artists, performers, musicians, designers, technicians, writers, a
quarterly newsmagazine, creative arts classes, and an active
website that includes a weekly web program in which Rev. Ed
interviews outstanding spiritual voices from throughout the
world. On one of the conference evenings, Rev. Ed will lead
Spirit Expressing in a performance to remember!
Rev. Ed Townley is senior minister at Unity in Chicago, one of
the liveliest and fastest-growing New Thought spiritual centers in
the world. He studied at the Unity School of Religious
Studies and was ordained in 1991, after earlier careers as actor,
director and playwright in New York City, Chicago and
elsewhere. In September, 1975, while working in New York, he
had an intense near-death experience due to a drug overdose.
Ed's personal story is featured in Studs Terkel's latest
best-selling book, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? In
addition to his ministry, Ed is a featured speaker in churches and
other venues throughout the United States, and serves on the
Advisory Board of the Association for Global New Thought. He
is the author of Meditations on the Mount, a practical
guide to Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.