Rev. Leslie Marquette assumed the duties of Corrine and decided to sever the church’s connection with the Association of Unity Churches (AUC) and changed the name of the church to the “Church of Today” (to emulate a large Unity Church in Warren, Michigan). Leslie appointed a new Board of Trustees and moved into the upstairs room of the second building on the property. By now Sunday attendance was only averaging 35 people, and the church was in serious financial difficulty. Then Leslie told the congregation that he had not been paid a salary in five years, which led him to proposing the sale of the church to the local Science of Mind church for his back wages. He also suggested that any remaining balance would go into a trust fund that he, himself, would preside over, which created a lot of anger and mistrust. Therefore, a large number of current and past Unity Members organized themselves in opposition to this plan and an Association of Unity Churches attorney came in to help resolve the situation. The result was that Leslie Marquette and his Board resigned.