About Our Minister

Meet Our Minister Reverend Judith Elia
Reverend Judith Elia


Rev. Judith Elia is a FL-Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an ordained Unity Minister with over thirty years of continuous service to diverse Unity congregations. She has organized conferences and events internationally for World Peace, Holistic Medicine, and the Spiritual Unity of the World’s Religions.

Prior to Ministry she worked as a Family Therapist, Clinical Director of the Child Protection Team, a Community College and Business College Professor of Psychology and Supervisor of the Wellness Program at the Five Star Spa at Palm Aire. She graduated from Ithaca College (B.A.) with honors in Psychology and the University of Rhode Island (M.S.) in Human Development, Counseling and Family Studies. She was a co-worker at the prayer ministry Silent Unity and taught Psychology at Longmont Community College while in Ministerial School in Kansas City, MO.  After her ordination as a Unity Minister, she did additional graduate work in World Wisdom Traditions at Naropa University.

Rev. Judith Elia is a lover of God, Trees, Nature and Life. She has lived at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland and is a graduate of the Applied Ecovillage Living Program. She enjoys growing gardens and CommUnities. She practices and teaches Prayer, Meditation, Mindfulness and Qigong. She lives in Odessa with her adorable Golden Lab Lola.