News from Your Unity of SB Board of Trustees

August 2019 News from the Board


Your Board of Trustees has continued to be busy over the last few months with one of our biggest accomplishments being the formation of our transitional team led by Rev. Phil Smedstad and Rev. Cathy Norman.  Rev. Phil’s strong and steady leadership plus his inspired workshops and Sunday talks have been an inspiration to us all and we’re lucky to have him.  With Rev. Cathy filling the Sundays he’s not here with memorable wisdom sprinkled with humor, our attendance is growing again as is our participation in events and workshops.  We are very grateful. 

As many of you know, Cheri Nagle has transitioned from her board role as secretary to being our Business Administrator, and in typical Nagle fashion is excelling in the job and diving in head first into all areas including web site maintenance and financial matters. 

And now we have a board vacancy to fill.  Interested members should contact Alison Jordan to be considered for the appointment.  The replacement will serve on the board until the next annual membership meeting. 

Our Summer Soiree was a success under the leadership of Clyde Blair and Luke Pinoli plus many many volunteers who attended meetings organizing and spent a good portion of that Saturday setting up, hosting the event, and then tearing it down. 

The social and FUNdraising teams are planning another event in October – A Fall Harvest Get together and Chili Cookoff.  We are currently targeting the last Sunday in October – an afternoon filled with games, a friendly chili competition, possibly live music.  Details are in the works, but we think beer goes well with chili so that might be on the menu!  This event will benefit both the youth ministry and our general fund.  Also in the works is another Blessings Registry fundraising event for the fall.  More on that to come!

As for other teams, we are seeing a higher level of involvement and we appreciate that and all who are participating.  The Board has switched some liaison duties around.  As you may know, board members try not to lead teams, but each of us is assigned a liaison responsibility.  Sarah Linares is now the liaison to the bylaws team and Clyde to Peace and Reconciliation with Prissy Barbour as that team leader.  Crissie Salas is fundraising, marketing, and outreach. 

Speaking of bylaws, Unity Worldwide Ministries wants to standardize bylaws used by all affiliated Unity churches. Going forward, all Unity churches will be required to use the UWM Bylaws, with modifications for individual churches only with approval by Worldwide.  Unity Worldwide has created a template and Chris Alderman is leading that effort and meeting with her team to adjust to this new direction. 


May 2019 News from the Board

1. Transitional Ministers
We are grateful to our wonderful new transitional ministerial team, Rev. Phil,
Transitional Minister Specialist and Rev. Cathy, Associate Transitional Minister
and the path they are taking Unity SB on in our transitional process. Stay tuned
for more updates and please join Rev. Phil’s monthly workshops. The first
workshop, “Claiming Your Divine Heritage” was a great success!
2. Update on Teams
Our teams are active and doing great work. Would you like to manifest your
magnificence and share in our community, then consider helping out the
fundraising team with the raffle. Contact Peggy for more info on getting involved

March 2019 News from the Board

New Board Officers
Our first Board meeting of the 2019-2020 Board was on March 12. We voted in new officers which are: Alison Jordan, President, Sarah Linares, Vice-President, Kathleen Donelan-Maher, Treasurer, and Cheri Nagle, Secretary.
Update on Interim Minister
We have been working with Rev. Carrie Kenyon from Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM) who is assisting us in finding an interim minister. At this time, we are very close to formally hiring an interim minister who has significant experience and training as an interim minister. We are very hopeful to announce soon the interim minister and plan for the interim ministry process. Excellent guest speakers have been scheduled through April.
Click below for information on the Ministerial Search Process.