Rev. Marylou Palmer was hired as the “Interim Minister” to help create healing and a possible new direction. She was well-liked by most attendees but due to the behaviors she witnessed within the various sets of the Board of Trustees, and knowing a few low points in the history at Unity Church of Sedona, she refused to even consider staying on in a permanent position. Congregants stepped forward in a fuller way, to help keep things going while the church was without a minister.