Meet Our Staff

Bruce Templeton

Senior Minister

Dr. Bruce Templeton is originally from West Virginia, and has served churches in Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and California.  He has served as minister of Unity Christian Church since May 2016. He’s married to Connie, from Powell County. They have a son, Curtis, married to Kristi, who both serve on staff at Canyon Ridge Christian Church in North Las Vegas; and two granddaughters, Haley, 13, and Lexi, 11.  

Jason Shields

Associate/Worship Minister

Jason Shields is from Brooksville, Kentucky. Attending both Northern Kentucky University and Cincinnati Christian University, Jason has been in Youth/Worship Ministry for over 15 years. He has served Churches in Bracken County, Mason County, and Harrison County in Kentucky. Serving as part of the staff of Unity since 2016, Jason and his wife, Heather, have two children; Judah (8) and Nora (7). 

Keith Merritt

Youth/Family Minister

After Graduating high school, Keith attended the Adventures in Mission program in Lubbock Texas, and served at a church plant in San Diego California. After completing the Aim program, went on to Oklahoma Christian University to receive a bachelor Degree in Biblical Studies with a Minor in missions. Keith has 10 years experience working with youth and family ministries in Illinois, in Central Kentucky area. Keith is married to His wife Johnica, and they have 1 daughter Caryssa (13). 

Nyria Reynolds


Nyria Reynolds is originally from Johnson County, Kentucky. She now lives in Harrison County since 2006. She is married to Randy. They have 3 Children and 3 grandchildren. She has been a member here since 2007 and have served as Secretary since 2013.