Reverend Sylvia E. Sumter is currently the Senior Minister of Unity of Washington, DC and has served in this position since 1991. Prior to her tenure in Washington, DC, she served as the Chairperson of Communication Studies and Skills Department for the Unity School of Religious Studies, in Unity Village, Missouri.
She was licensed as a Minister in 1986 and ordained as a Unity Minister in 1987 as a graduate of the Unity School of Christianity. Reverend Sumter's academic accomplishments include: a Masters of Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an Associate of Arts in Business Administration.
She is a natural and gifted spiritual teacher whose work has had an extraordinary effect on so many here in Washington, DC and every place she travels to speak and to teach. She is committed to the transformation and uplifting of humanity through helping individuals raise their consciousness and to take their rightful place as light bearers and divine expressions. Through her work as a minister and professional counselor, she continues to teach and to help others expand their spiritual consciousness and vision by living in the awareness of the Divine through prayer, meditation and practicing spiritual principles for living life fearlessly and with authenticity.
One of her most notable characteristics is her dynamic and energetic speaking style, yet she has such an unassuming manner. Many people have stated that it feels as if she is speaking directly and exclusively to them. Reverend Sumter is also noted for her uncanny ability to take the most fundamental teachings and principles of spirituality, and many of life's experiences to develop her messages. Her call is to inspire individuals to transform their lives through an awareness of their innate divine potential.