Rev. Edward Conrad

Rev. Ed Conrad grew up in the Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas in an era and culture characterized by segregation and discrimination. These experiences were instrumental in shaping his inner life and future choices.

Rev. Ed attended Texas Christian University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Montana State University. As a devoted follower of the Transcendentalists, and by extension, the New Thought movement in the United States, he was led to become a Unity minister. After graduating from Unity School for Religious Studies in Unity Village, Missouri in 1987 ( ), Rev. Ed served 26 years as a Unity minister, his final 6 years at Unity of the Valley in Eugene, Oregon. He is the founding minister of Unity Columbine Spiritual Center in Boulder, Colorado and Unity in the Heart of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Since leaving church ministry in 2013, Rev. Ed authored: Heart Power: Going Deeper Into the Heart of Who You Are One Day at a Time, an inspirational daily reader (Updated and Revised, 2018, Luminare Press), and The Heart-Powered Path: 99 Daily Practices for Igniting Heart/Mind Coherence (2018, Luminare Press).In 2019, he created The Heart-Powered Path. Working with individuals and in groups, Rev. Ed consolidates recent scientific revelations with the deep truths and practices of ageless spiritual wisdom. The result is an embodied prescription for living a balanced and authentic life in today’s world of rapid change, chronic stress, and habitual distraction.

Rev. Ed also served for two years as the Executive Director of the Oregon Interfaith Hub (OIFH) until the summer of 2023. He once again felt the call to Unity ministry and chose to go through and complete the necessary 3 month re-entry process required by Unity Worldwide Ministries. He now serves as the Minister of Record for Unity of Bandon, Oregon. Some ministries find themselves in a position where they are without an onsite Minister. A Minister of Record provides the spiritual support and administrative guidance that a Unity Minister can provide. Ministers of Record also ensure a foundational alignment with Unity Worldwide Ministries. (

Rev. Ed also serves as an elder leader in The Mankind Project in the Eugene area. Often called MKP, he has participated in various MKP trainings and gatherings for almost 30 years.

He continues to reside in Eugene with his sweetheart and wife Candyce. As always, he gives thanks each day for his closest loved ones—his daughter Hillary, her husband Ryan and their children Pailey and Tanna, and his son Zach, his wife Ellen and their children Elise, Corah, and Max.