Working with the Unity Church of Christ in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Betsy Salunek served as Senior Associate Minister with over 30 years of experience as a counselor, teacher, and volunteer. A student of the Unity School for Religious Studies (now the Unity Institute), Betsy Salunek is an ordained minister. She earned a Clinical Pastoral Education degree from the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania.
Serving with her husband at the Unity Church of Christ, she provided a welcoming environment to all those who attended the interdenominational services. Betsy Salunek also contributed to many activities at the church, which is currently offering Bible-based children’s programs as well as Y.O.U. (Youth of Unity) for kids age 14 to 18. The church is part of the century-old Association of Unity Churches International, a Christian organization with roots around the globe.
Now retired, Betsy Salunek leads an active life volunteering in her community and around the world. Providing much needed services to the underserved of India, she joined forces with Mother Theresa of Calcutta and her Missionaries of Charity organization. Displaying a versatile skill-set, Betsy Salunek also provides local community service as an Emergency Medical Technician and makes herself available to others as a grief counselor in the Resolve Through Sharing program. As a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Ms. Salunek assists the non-profit organization. Founded over 100 years ago, the DAR is an active volunteer program intended to advocate a high standard of education for children while promoting patriotism and American history. Betsy Salunek also provides charitable contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project and assists the Veterans of Foreign Wars USA (VFW) and Disabled American Veterans. Her dedication to enriching the lives of others has been recognized by the Chapel of Four Chaplains. Awarded with the Legion of Honor Humanitarian Award, Betsy Salunek is commended for a lifetime commitment of “selfless service and societal advancement” to anyone in need, regardless of faith or race.