• UNITY TEMPLE IS CLOSED in compliance with the Kansas City Emergency Order
  • All Sunday Services have been cancelled
  • Join us via LIVE STREAM Sunday at 10:30am for the Unity Service
  • Join us via LIVE STREAM Sunday at 9am for the Temple Buddhist Service
  • Read a letter from Duke. Go to "Services & Meditations" tab and click on "Schedule"
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Rev. Duke Tufty

Senior Minister and CEO

Reverend Duke Tufty was born in the beautiful town of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. One of four children, he was raised to someday take over the family business which was an automobile dealership. His father died when Duke was 24 years old. Duke, his brother Ted and sister Trudy inherited the business.

After fifteen years in the business Duke had a spiritual awakening and discovered the automobile business was not for him. He embarked on a spiritual path that led him to Unity. Eventually he became the Senior Minister at Unity Temple on the Plaza as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Unity Worldwide Ministries located at Unity Village. Above all, Duke cherishes his family life – wife, Leesa; kids, Cathy, Adam, Duke II, Kristin, Isaiah, Tanya, Merrill, Darin; and grand kids Owen, Landon, Isaiah IV.