Rev. Alec J. Evason
Born in Gillingham, England, Alec graduated from Brooklands Technical College, Weybride, England with certificates in nine subjects. Alec worked as a Computer Programmer/Analyst in London before deciding metaphysics was calling for further study and devotion. He was involved with the Unity School in Great Britain as an advisor to the Youth of Unity Board Of Directors and was a member of the Board of Directors of Unity London. Later, in the United States he was Co-sponsor of Young Adults of Unity, Unity Village Chapel and Unity on the Plaza.
Alec graduated from Unity Ministerial School and was ordained in 1978. He fulfilled the role of Supervisor at Silent Unity’s 120-year old international prayer ministry at Unity’s World Headquarters, Unity Village, MO. and has filled pulpits as minister in the Chicago area, Santa Rosa, CA, Roanoke, VA and most recently in Baton Rouge, LA. During those times he was a true spiritual leader who utilized his sense of humor (he loved Benny Hill!) and love of music to inspire and motivate others as demonstrated by his impressive list of achievements:
Initiated forums for internationally acclaimed leaders in the Human Potential Movement, including Dr. Wayne Dyer, author of Your Erroneous Zones, Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine & Miracles , Dr. Jerry Jampolsky, author of Love Is Letting Go Of Fear, Alexander Everett, considered the ‘Father of the Human Potential Training Movement’, and Dr. Stephen Halpern, considered the ‘Father of New Age Music’, attracting attendance of up to 700.
Established a Holistic Living Center to provide educational/experiential programs for a balance of spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
Established a Holistic Counseling Center to provide professional metaphysical, humanistic and transpersonal counseling services
Authored numerous inspirational articles which were published in local newspapers, Unity Magazine and Vision, The Association Of Unity Churches former newspaper.
Offered Ideas For Living, a daily 5-minute practical spirituality radio program on station WVVX-FM in the north suburbs of Chicago,IL.
Authored numerous inspirational articles which were published in local newspapers and Vision, The Association Of Unity Churches former newspaper.
Established inspiring church music program with Ed Wetteland, former band-leader of the Bob Hope Orchestra, and Michael Bolivar, formerly with the Duke Ellington Band.
In addition to being widely published, Alec was often sought after as a featured speaker for events across the United States.
Alec recently returned to Kansas City and was enjoying reconnecting with his son and daughter-in-law Marc and Sarah Evason and was awaiting the birth of a new grandson. He enjoyed spending time with his step-daughter Jennifer and her daughter Micaela and partner Bob, who shares his love of live music. Bob and Alec could be found around Kansas City enjoying a local cold ale while listening to live music and sampling Kansas City BBQ.
In addition to his children he is survived by his brother John in England.
As one of the nurses said, “Alec was a delightful person!”. He will be missed by all those whose paths he crossed.