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Rev. Cathy Carver, Associate Minister (on right), an exciting speaker with a crisp sense of humor; multi-talented former TV personality.

Rev. Cathy Ellicott Carver brings quite a background to Unity of Carlsbad. She has a BA from Notre Dame, and did her graduate work at Loyola University, University of North Florida and Jacksonville University School of Management.
 
Before she was ordained, “Cathy,” then Kathy Ellicott, had quite a varied career: American Airlines Flight Attendant, TV Weathercaster; Newscaster; Model; TV Producer; Commercial Talent; TV Network Actress; Newspaper Columnist; School Teacher, Social Worker, PR Director and Assistant GM, and finally she became a part owner of the ABC radio station in Baltimore where she hosted a live 1 hour talk show called “Open Line” for 8 years. She later used her GS 13 Government Rating to become an Executive at HUD in Jacksonville Florida.
 
After ordination, Rev. Kathy Ellicott served as Senior Minister in Carlsbad for 8 years. She also wrote a column for the Blade Tribune Newspaper during that time. In an article about Rev. Kathy Ellicott (now Cathy with a “C” and her married name ‘Carver’), one of the members of her congregation described her as a ‘synthesist’. “She brings Science, Philosophy and Sci Fi together showing their oneness - with spontaneous humor.  She proves there are many paths to the top of the Spiritual Mountain, but only ONE destination.”  After her resignation, she returned to broadcasting as Host and Producer of the TV show “Open Mind,” which aired nationwide. After her husband died, she was drawn back to her spiritual calling, and served as Minister Emeritus with Rev. Ray Wiggins for 5 years, again at Unity of Carlsbad. For the last few years, she has served this same church as Associate Minister to Rev. Sharon Connors.