SEPTEMBER 3-8, 2022

“Free to Be!”



Christine Stevens

Christine Stevens is author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. The founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, she has appeared on NBC, PBS, KTLA, Discovery Health, Living Better TV, and is a faculty for The Shift Network. She has trained facilitators from more than twenty-five countries including Iraq, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Europe. Christine has worked with Fortune 500 companies, survivors of Katrina, students at Ground Zero and most recently, led the first drum circle training in a war-zone in northern Iraq. She is the host of Global Rhythm Sangha Online, and teaches a variety of online training programs, including Awaken Your Rhythm which has served hundreds of people from over 35 countries.


Michael Gott

For over 20 years, Rev. Michael Gott has been a leader in the New Thought movement.  While currently focused on serving as the spiritual leader of Unity of Houston, he also travels throughout North America and Europe, singing and speaking at conferences and spiritual centers. 

Rev. Gott has been ordained by both Unity Worldwide Ministries and Centers for Spiritual Living, the latter of which also recognized him with an honorary doctorate for his contributions to contemporary spiritual music.  

Rev. Gott joined the ministerial team at Unity of Houston in 2011 and was installed as senior minister in September 2017.  In recent years, he has shared the stage with internationally known leaders such as Dr. Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson.    

With his compassionate ability to create spiritual community and his background in various musical styles such as gospel, pop, opera, musical theater, classical piano and jazz, he offers exciting, engaging and heartfelt messages and music.

Rev. Gott has been featured in national and regional publications.  He has recorded and released 10 albums, and he has collaborated on the stage productions Split Ends, Five O’clock Call and All STRESSED Up With Nowhere To Go.