Our Ministry Team

 

Rev. Melanie Eyre
Spiritual Leader

Rev. Melanie Eyre is an Interfaith Minister who brings a wealth of experience to the One World community. Melanie worked for many years as an attorney litigating cases in courts around the country. Her experiences there led her to an interest in peacemaking, peacekeeping, and conflict resolution in all aspects of life. She is also a veteran, having spent six years on active duty with the Navy before attending law school.

Melanie’s commitment to interfaith dialogue and understanding is nourished by her ongoing study of spirituality as taught through the world’s many faith traditions, reflecting the truth that there is profound wisdom in all of the many paths to God.

Melanie and her wife, Deborah, have three wonderful children and live in Roswell. Two of her children have special needs, and Melanie and Deborah are active in special needs programs in North Fulton.

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Rev. Sydney Magill-Lindquist
Prayer Chaplain Ministry Director

Rev. Sydney serves as One World’s prayer chaplain with love and dedication. She is a retired Unity Minister, having served as Associate Minister at Unity North Atlanta and as senior minister at Unity of Gainesville.

She retired in 2011 to continue working with her husband, Scott Lindquist, on their “Open Minds Open Hearts” online radio show. The show reached 57,000 listeners with its message of interfaith understanding and acceptance. Since Scott’s death in 2012, Rev. Sydney has been speaking at Unity and other New Thought churches.

She has also continued her work promoting interfaith understanding with Interfaith Community Initiatives and other Atlanta interfaith organizations. Her newest interfaith venture is as a key team member on One World’s interfaith outreach, the North Fulton Interfaith Alliance, serving the communities of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs.

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Sandi Bray
Youth Education Director

Sandi Bray has been studying new thought for over 20 years in the Unity, Science of Mind and Religious Science movements. One of the many new thought roles she has held over the years includes her work as Children’s Education Co-director at Unity Church of Christ, Mt. Laurel, NJ. She enjoys working with children and brings an unparalleled spirit of enthusiasm and joy to our youth education classes.

Sandi’s programs use fun and engaging games and activities to teach new thought practices to our youth from a very early age. Through persistent exposure, bit by bit each week, Sandi prepares our children with important spiritual principals, tools and practices that will last them a lifetime.

Sandi is currently studying to become a Certified Practitioner through the Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta. She also has a flourishing real estate business that keeps her busy during the week.

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Asha Lightbearer
Music Director

Asha Lightbearer has been writing music and performing since the age of six. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and has won numerous awards over the years for both vocals and songwriting, including an Honorable Mention at the 8th Annual Posi-Music Awards in 2013 for her song “Love Knows the Way“.

At One World, Asha aims to bring positive popular music to the sacred scene, including classics, hidden gems and originals from a variety of genres: jazz, pop, rock, folk and more. Outside of One World, Asha provides music and events across the country, both as an independent artist and as the Founder of The Fiona Project, a music movement dedicated to child sexual abuse awareness, prevention and support.

Asha and her partner, Paul, live in Marietta. When she is not working on her music endeavors, she enjoys traveling the Southeast watching her son’s MX Racing competitions.

Asha Lightbearer, Music Director

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