Rev. Russell Heiland
Rev. Russ is Unity of Fairfax's senior minister and spiritual beacon. His energy and enthusiasm for our personal spiritual progress is an inspiration. He continues to seek new programs and activities to fulfill our mission and vision. Rev. Heiland has a BA in international studies from Miami University in Ohio and a master’s degree in liberal studies from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. He received his professional training as an Ordained Unity Minister from Unity Worldwide Ministries. Prior to coming to Unity of Fairfax, he served as associate minister at First Unity of St. Petersburg, FL and senior minister at Unity Christ Church of Wilmington, NC. His hometown is Muncie, IN. He has passion for teaching (especially the Unity curriculum), youth and family ministry and community outreach. "This is truly an exciting time, and Unity of Fairfax is truly an exciting community," he says. He is grateful to serve with a community that, as Gandhi said, is committed to being "the change we wish to see in the world."