Rev. Dr. Jane Simmons is a powerful speaker, author, minister and educator with a passionate heart-centered approach to personal transformation and multi-generational ministry. Dr. Simmons’ strong background in curriculum writing for adults and youth, her unique spiritual wisdom and her expertise in strategies to develop heart coherence are an integral part of The Q Effect, LLC.
Ordained as a Unity minister in 1999, Rev. Dr. Simmons has held lead minister positions in both the United States and her native country of Canada. Dr. Simmons served for seven years as the International Teen Ministry Coordinator for Unity Worldwide Ministries (formerly the Association of Unity Churches International) where she was instrumental in developing powerful youth programs, spiritual educator trainings and conferences supporting the future leaders of Unity. She is presently the Senior Co-Minister at Unity Spiritual Center in Spokane, Washington with her husband, Rev. Dr. Gary Simmons.
Jane created youth and adult curriculum based on the Unity best seller The I of the Storm written by her husband, Rev. Dr. Gary Simmons. She also adapted and expanded on his work authoring I of the Storm for Teens. The I of the Storm andI of the Storm for Teens along with their companion curricula for adults and teens teach peacemaking skills for youth and adults in the New Thought movement. Jane has published numerous articles and essays, and is also the co-author of the popular book Who Have You Come Here To Be: 101 Possibilities for Contemplation with Rima Bonario and Kelly Isola.
Dr. Simmons has presented at major venues such as the New Thought Spiritual Educator’s Symposium and The Unity People’s Convention on the importance of a multi-generational approach to ministry, assisting church leaders in strengthening their existing youth and family programs and widening their perspective on multi-generational congregational service. In addition, Dr. Simmons assisted in facilitating the integration of the youth programs from International Centers for Spiritual Living and United Centers for Spiritual Living as part of their overall integration process.
A sought-after pulpit speaker, Dr. Simmons has traveled throughout North America giving Sunday talks and workshops as a guest minister. As a qualified HeartMath Instructor, she offers trainings for educators and spiritual leaders on the science of heart coherence, as well as providing heart coherence instruction during the Q Coach Facilitators Training program for The Q Effect. Dr. Simmons’ personal commitment to living heart-centered principles in all areas of her life is a true inspiration to all who know her.
Dr. Simmons holds a first-degree black belt in the combined martial arts of Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Tae Kwon-Do. She and Gary presently reside in Spokane, Washington.