Our History

1995: Reverend Jim Dawson placed an ad in the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, with the idea of starting a MasterMind group. The group met on the first Sunday of November, 1995 at the Oakwood Inn.
1996: In January, 1996, the group began meeting at the New Braunfels Senior Center.
The group began to grow. They began asking members and outside speakers to come Sunday mornings to give lessons. One of those was Reverend Patti Brooks-Krumnow, an ordained Unity minister.
1997: The group decided the first action to become a Study group with the long-term goal of becoming an organized church.
A letter of approval and welcome from the Association of Unity Churches arrived April 29, 1997.
On July 6,1997, Reverend Patti Brooks-Krumnow became the first full-time minister of the church.
Ida Sing, a beloved member of the church first attended Unity in San Marcos, and ran the Thrift Store. When the New Braunfels group was organized, she was among the first to attend and get to work building the membership. She organized volunteers who brought cookies, acted as greeters, and Daily Word readers and those who lead the meditation each Sunday morning. When she made her transition, a plaque and picture were placed in the church in her memory.
1998: The Church needed it's own meeting place and bought a beautiful little Victorian house at 642 Comal Street in the spring, 1998.
In October, 1998, the church asked Reverend Mac McCullough, a Unity minister, to become the new minister.
The church membership continued to grow.
1999: In October, 1999, Reverend Mac decided to go back to speaking engagements instead of ministering full-time.
2000: Chere Pinkston began doing Pastoral Care Ministry. The membership was at 41.
2001: By the end of the year, the membership increased to 82; the church had increased 100% in one year!
2002: In 2002, membership increased to 93.
2003: Finished a new church home at 408 Gruene Road, New Braunfels, Texas, and the first service was held on the fourth Sunday of March, 2003, led by Reverend Christopher Chenoweth of Houston.
2004: Reverend Tudor became the full-time minister of the church.
August 15th, Reverend Howard Caesar of Houston installed Reverend Tudor as the minister of Unity Church of Practical Christianity and blessed the congregation in its new phase of growth.