The Rev. Joy Sikking Turowski has been named senior minister and her assistant, the Rev. Linda Lee Lakso, has been appointed assistant minister of Unity by the Sea in Santa Monica.

Turowski is the daughter of the Rev. Sue Sikking, who established Unity by the Sea nearly 60 years ago.

For more than 20 years, Turowski worked with her mother, known to many as “Dr. Sue,” at Unity by the Sea when it was on Fourth Street.

Turowski then founded Unity West Church, which is in its 26th year.

She is now senior minister of Unity by the Sea as well as her own Unity West congregation. The two churches are “united in a spiritual partnership,” a spokesman says.

On Sunday, July 2nd, Turowski and Lakso will be installed as the new ministers of Unity by the Sea/Unity West by longtime Unity minister, the Rev. Richard Billings, senior minister at Unity of Oak Park, Illinois.

A guided meditation begins at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday Devotional Service at 10 a.m.

Unity by the Sea is at 2121 Cloverfield Blvd., Suite 111, Santa Monica. Information, (310) 998-8810.

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