Rev. Barry Vennard


Barry Vennard is a Transitional Ministry Specialist currently serving Unity Chapel of Light in Tallmadge, OH.

Barry is an ordained Unity Minister and native of the Midwest having grown up in Sioux City, Iowa where he attended Morningside College.  He has served Unity ministries in Ames and Des Moines, IA; Raliegh, NC; San Antonio, TX; Tulsa, OK; Gaithersburg, MD;  Windsor, CA; Couer d'Alene, ID; Omaha, NE; Fort Wayne, IN; Lansing, MI; and currently in Tallmadge, OH.

Barry's specialty as a Transitional Ministry Specialist is working with congregations that are experiencing changes in ministerial leadership.  He says this can be one of the most exciting, fulfilling and rewarding times for ministries. 

Barry has written a number of articles and made a number of presentations on the evolution of the Unity movement from Minister Centric to Community Centric to Mission Centric. 

Barry is also the author of  'Stepping Through The Narrow Gate', available on  The book presents a personal transformational process that guides individuals in making the most out of the challenges of life.  It is based on the idea that all of life's challenges (health, relationships, finances) can serve as a catalyst for personal transformation through an evolutionary approach to spiritual growth and transformation.