Reverend Dr. Glenn Mosley, 86, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on January 25, 2022, at Research Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, from COVID pneumonia. A memorial service will be held on February 20, 2022, at 3-5 p.m. (CT), in the Fillmore Chapel at Unity Village, Missouri. Rev. John Strickland will be officiating. A Zoom link will be available closer to the service date.
We remember and honor Rev. Dr. Glenn Mosley
Rev. Dr. Glenn Mosley is fondly remembered for his support of UUMS and our founder, the late Rev. Dr. Ruth Mosley. Glenn was a trustee with the Association of Unity Churches (AUC), now Unity Worldwide Ministries, when Rev. Ruth sought approval to start Unity Urban Ministerial School. Glenn helped get her proposal through the board and continued to support Rev. Ruth and the School for many years. While serving as minister at Detroit Unity Temple, Rev. Glenn and Rev. Ruth established a longstanding, collegial relationship. He often joked that they were brother and sister because they shared the same last name. Rev. Martha Mosley, also a devotee of UUMS, described Glenn’s support for Rev. Ruth as “unfailing.” When Revs. Glenn and Martha took over the Unity church in St. Louis, they and their board decided to sell one of the buildings on the property. A substantial amount from the sale was tithed to UUMS to start the UUMS Charles and Myrtle Fillmore Scholarship. Rev. Martha played a major role in the success of the UUMS ministerial education program. As AUC’s Vice-President of Education in the mid-1990’s, she served as liaison with the ministerial programs. She worked to quash false rumors that UUMS students were not as qualified as students in the other Unity ministry programs. Rev. Martha served on the UUMS L&O teams and in other capacities to ensure consistency with curriculum, admissions criteria, and student evaluations for UUMS.
In the words of Maya Angelou, “At the end of the day, people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.”
The staff, board, alumni, students, and faculty of UUMS will never forget the kindness and generosity of Rev. Dr. Glenn Mosley and Rev. Martha Mosley. We extend our heartfelt condolences and gratitude to Rev. Martha and family. THANK YOU!
Glenn was born on a farm near Akron, Ohio, to James G. Mosley and Mildred Wiseman Mosley, May 23, 1935. He was ordained a Unity minister in 1961 at age 23 and dedicated his life to Unity. He held two doctorate and master’s degrees and was a lifelong learner. He led the Association of Unity Churches, now Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM), as president/CEO from 1985 to 2005. He served on the Board of Trustees at UWM from 1968 to 1977 and was chair in 1971–1972.
In his 60 years in ministry, Glenn served ministries in Flushing and Manhattan, New York; Detroit, Michigan; Akron, Ohio; Sheboygan, Wisconsin; St. Louis, Missouri; and Vancouver, British Columbia. He was also a judge for the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion and served the John Templeton organizations on several boards.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, most recently Fred Mosley, Gene Mosley, and James G Mosley Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Rev. Martha Mosley, his children Glenn Mosley Jr. (Bud), Tracey Mahlmann, Susan Hoffmann, and Robert Depue, along with 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Thank you, Glenn, for your dedicated service to Unity in general and to UWM specifically. You served with devotion, focus, and total commitment to supporting our Unity movement. Your sharp mind was always searching for ways to spread the healing teachings of Unity far and wide. We are grateful for you. We hold Martha and your family in our grateful prayers for comfort and support.