Our Minister

Rev. Dr. Jesse Tanner is a biblical scholar, a consummate musician, and a warm and friendly presence. 
Rev. Jesse joined Unity of Oak Park as our new Senior Minister on July 1, 2019. 


Rev. Dr. Jesse Tanner joins Unity of Oak Park as our Senior Minister in July 2019. Jesse holds a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Religion and has previously taught as a professor at the seminary level. He is dedicated to making meaningful spiritual connections between Christianity and contemporary culture. He spends his time reading, writing, teaching, and preaching about God’s love and Christ-following spirituality in today’s world, advocating for justice and equality in world that works for all. Jesse is dedicated to serving others through a ministry of presence, dialogue, and prayer. He’s also a musician who plays upright and electric bass, guitar, mandolin, and many styles of music.