A positive path for spiritual living

Our Ministers

Unity Bay Area Houston is blessed to have two wonderful ministers!  Read about Rev. Kyra and Rev. Doug below...

Reverend Kyra Baehr was ordained in 1997.  She ministered in Mesa, Arizona for three years before pioneering Unity of Divine Love Spiritual Center in Chandler, Arizona in 2000. While building Unity of Divine Love, she spent more than ten years on the board of Arizona InterFaith Movement, contributed to the recent daily devotional publication, “Interfaith Inspirations for a Globalized World,” presented workshops at two Parliament of World Religions in Barcelona, Spain and Melbourne, Australia, and presented the opening Worship Celebration Service for our Unity People’s Convention in 2008.  Kyra co-hosted a radio program on World Puja Network called, Church with No Walls throughout 2009, created and led a Unity Women’s Ministry in Arizona for twelve years, and received the Outstanding Youth Service Award for ten years of service to the Youth Education Advisory Team for the Southwest Region of Unity Churches. 

She is a Oneness Blessing Trainer and is dedicated to creating opportunities for everyone to experience God and ignite a passion for the realization of their own inner Divinity and interconnectedness with all.

She has spent the last two years here in Houston sharing her gifts through teaching, speaking, spiritual coaching, leading workshops, Women of Wisdom (WOW) Circles and Oneness activities.  She spent a year on the newly formed Youth Education Advisory (YEA) Team for our South Central Unity Region and working with the Youth of Unity program at Unity of Houston as well as serving other ministries in the area.

Kyra is recognized as a passionate visionary leader known for ‘walking her talk’ and speaking with a contagious enthusiasm and a flow of Presence. From the words of her board president from Arizona, John Cordova, “I am forever indebted to the mystic that walked amongst us at Unity of Divine Love, and will always cherish and honor the time I spent with one of my greatest teachers, Rev. Kyra Baehr.”

Unity Church of the Bay Area welcomed Rev. Kyra as their new permanent minister in 2013.


Reverend Douglas Duerr is an ordained Unity minister, certified Life Coach, Yoga teacher and Best-Selling Author. He serves as Co-Minister of Unity Bay Area Houston in Leadership, Education and Pastoral Care. He is also an adjunct faculty member with Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute. Rev. Doug is a native Texan and resides in Houston. We joyfully welcomed him on staff in 2015. He and Rev. Kyra create a powerful dynamic in leadership.

As a corporate leader of more than 20 years with multiple certifications, his teaching and organizational proficiencies combined with a passion for creative programs speak to the hearts and minds in a diverse culture.

Applying the values taught by Jesus, and living Truth principles, he’s able to demonstrate, teach, and mentor others to discover their own path of awakening.

His values of wellbeing, commitment, humor and compassion, have served him and countless others over the years.
Rev. Doug’s dedication as a leader is demonstrated through the spiritual growth of the communities he serves. He is quite often found holding hands, awakening hearts and inspiring minds within our community.

His inherent use of imagination and story telling bring spiritual wisdom to practical life experiences and is revealed through his Sunday talks and classes. His lessons are creative, poignant and filled with compassion. Rev. Doug provides growing room for each person to expand their own Christ awareness in all phases of life here and now.