Mark Pope returned to Unity Church of Sedona during which time he married and divorced a fourth time — this time to a woman who continued for years to try to play a key role in the direction of the church. This time, while at Unity, Mark initiated one of the many recovery groups that now use the property for their meetings. Once again, however, he decided to leave, announcing that he was tired and wanted to go in a new direction. His sudden departure caused a great deal of upheaval between himself, the Members, and the Board. So Unity spent another couple of years without a minister. The difference this time was that its Board decided to not replace the minister right away (feeling too traumatized by several previous incidents of the past), and instead chose to have a few interim ministers and an array of guest speakers.