Minister

​Spiritual Counseling

Rev. Juan Enrique Toro will be offering Spiritual counseling appointments one Monday per month on a love offering basis. To schedule an appointment, please contact the church office at 540-654-5305 or emailing info@uofva.org.

What is Spiritual Counseling?

The purpose of spiritual counseling in the Unity context is to facilitate the discovery of the divine presence within ourselves in the midst of life’s challenges. Indeed, times of personal crisis are often those times when we are most open to deep change and transformation. Spiritual Counseling is intended to facilitate that change if the congregant is willing to allow transformation to occur.

Also there are times when we need someone who is willing and able to listen to and be present in a deep way. Spiritual Counseling offers an open heart and a listening ear.

Spiritual Counseling is not intended to replace professional therapy and so regular appointments are not offered. Most counseling focuses upon persons who are encountering situational crises in their lives or individuals who are experiencing spiritual “growth pains.” It is normal to leave an appointment with some recommended action to engage in.

Meet Reverend Juan Enrique Toro

Rev. Juan Enrique Toro served as Senior Minister of the bilingual ministry, Unity Costa Rica, in San Jose, Costa Rica, for eighteen years. In 1996, he co-founded Unidad en Oración, an affiliated Silent Unity, which has answered as many as 1000 calls per month. He has also been working in Costa Rican radio since 1996 and is heard each week on the national radio station.

From June 2004 to June 2005, he served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Association of Unity Churches.

In 1998, Rev. Toro initiated the UN-endorsed Season for Nonviolence in Costa Rica, which resulted in government sponsorship of this program each year.

Rev. Toro is committed to teaching prosperity in Latin America. Consequently, by agreement with Stretton Smith’s 4T Prosperity Program, he developed the Spanish version,Creciendo en Prosperidad. He has introduced this program in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the United States.

Rev. Toro in 2004 began offering a week-long retreat, The Keys To Freedom, to Costa Ricans in challenging circumstances. Through this experience, they will have the opportunity to discover the power within them and claim an empowering belief system.