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.