Our Ministers

Unity of Sarasota

Interim Senior Minister


Rev. Elizabeth Longo

Senior Minister

Rev Elizabeth will be joining us the 2nd Sunday in April. She has served in various leadership roles in Unity for over twenty years including ministerial positions at Unity on the Bay in Miami and Unity of Fort Lauderdale. As a Certified Transitional Specialist for Unity Worldwide, she has supported ministries in Florida, Colorado, and Ohio. She is a Mentor in the Field Licensing Program and faculty member at Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute. Her writing has been published in Unity Magazine and various booklets from Unity Headquarters. Prior to ministry, she worked as an accountant/assistant controller. She also has experience as a professional actor and holds a SAG/AFTRA membership.

Rev. Elizabeth describes one of her passions as a minister is "to find the common thread that connects us deeply and authentically. I love being part of a community that is ready to expand in consciousness and ready to step into God’s greatest vision."  Plan to give her a warm welcome on Sunday, April 14 as she becomes a part of our amazing spiritual community!


Rev. Elizabeth's email coming soon.

Interim Senior Minister


Rev. Betty Martin-Lewis, PhD.

Interim Senior Minister

Rev. Betty Martin-Lewis, PhD. is currently serving as our Interim Senior Minister.

She is a spiritual leader, consultant, facilitator, teacher, and coach. She began studying New thought in the 1980’s, became active in Unity in the 1990’s and was ordained in 2015. She pioneered Unity SouthShore where she served for 15 years. She is a Ministry Consultant with UWM and has provided support to several ministries in transition for many years.

Thank you Rev. Betty for serving Unity of Sarasota in its time of change.

Rev. Betty's email is: Betty@unityofsarasota.org


Rev. Amy Zehe

Spiritual Care Minister

Rev. Amy Zehe was ordained at Unity School in 1998. She was an Associate Minister at Unity in the Woods in Bradenton, FL, and she pioneered her own church in Lakewood Ranch called Unity of Progressive Christianity.

Rev. Amy started at Unity of Sarasota as Associate Minister in 2009. Wearing many valued hats during this time, she now serves as the Spiritual Care Pastoral Minister. This  has always been Rev. Amy's passion since volunteering for Hospice in Bradenton, FL.

Originally from Erie, PA., Rev. Amy is married to David Hawkins, Licensed Unity Teacher, and she has three children and one granddaughter.

Rev. Amy's email is: rev.amy@unityofsarasota.org