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Transitional Minister

Reverend Monica (Rev Mo) Driscoll

Number of Years in Unity: More than 30 years.

Classes: Too many to list, began her quest after reading Prosperity by Charles Fillmore in 1983.

Leadership Experience: Senior Minister for Unity Church of Christ in South New Jersey; currently a Ministry Consultant with UWM; has served UWM as their "At Large Judicatory Representative" for the Ethics Review System, for more than five years; believes she has been called to help churches through transitions toward healthy spiritual relationships.

Work Experience: Author of States of Mind, a 2-cd interpretation of the Beatitudes. Rev Mo is near completion of her first of many books – Climb Out – a humorous retake of growing up in a large family and finding God in the dysfunction.

Her favorite bible quote is – "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26 KJV

Unique Skills: Committed to Unity Principals and strives to live her life in accordance with Divine Guidance.

USC Committees: All of them.




President

Joan Peet

Number of years in Unity: Joined Unity in 2004,14 years participation.

Classes: Keys to the Kingdom, Prosperity Plus I and II, Emilie Cady, Be Heard Now, Living Originally, I of the Storm, Complaint Free World, Teachings of Jesus, Q Process, Reiki, Quantum Touch, Two Unity Conferences, Suzanne Giesemann, a week with Thich Nhat Hanh, and Transcendental Meditation

Leadership Experience: Chaplain and Board of Trustees in Maine 2005-2010, Unity Spiritual Center Board of Trustees 2013-16, Team Leader for multidisciplinary mental health team at outpatient health facility in Boston from 1996-2002.

Unique Skills: Experience in Board Membership and issues that arise around finances and the minister.

Participation in Unity Spiritual Center: I have participated as an usher, choir member, leader of meditation groups, prayer chaplain, alternate board member and board member.

Approximate Hours Per Week in Service: Varies weekly (examples: Office volunteer, Board of Trustees 2013-2016, counter of offering, Finance Committee, PAC Team, Hurricane Readiness Team)




Vice President

Renee Romero

Number of Years in Unity: More than 20 years.

Classes: Studied New Thought concepts since the 1960’s and attended the spiritualist Center in Hollywood, FL.

Leadership Experience: Director of the Lymphedema Institute in Miami as well as an instructor to teach other therapists about this modality.

Work Experience: Renee is a nurse by profession and one of the few Nurse Massage Therapists in Florida. She is currently still in practice.

Unique Skills: She specializes in lymphatic drainage, treating people with swelling in the arms, legs and after surgery.

USC Committees: Multiple.




Secretary

Fran Tougas

Number of Years in Unity: 5 years.

Classes: Various Home Book study groups, The Four Agreements, E squared, I of the Storm, Prosperity by Charles Fillmore, Board coaching with Dr. Gary Simmons.

Leadership Experience: Manager of a truss plant, to the owner of a design and build business.

Work Experience: Involved in the building industry, architectural drafting, builder.

Unique Skills: Moved to Florida in January 2013 from Minnesota. He and wife Mary have been married 33 years. They have one daughter, who lives in Nebraska.

USC Committees: Active in various church projects and committees.




Treasurer

Karl (Stormy) Armagost

Number of Years in Unity: 7 years.

Classes: Home Book study groups, The Four Agreements, E squared, I of the Storm, Finding Yourself in Transition, The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity, Prosperity Plus A New Way of Living, Prosperity by Charles Fillmore, Board coaching with Dr. Gary Simmons.

Leadership Experience: Positions of lead engineer, project engineer and lead designer with up to 20 people in the team. Granted a Q clearance from the Dept. of Energy.

Work Experience: Mechanical Engineer for 30 years primarily involved with new product design and development; Business owner in The Villages for 6+ years (manufacturing & sales of solar shades/retractable awnings).

Unique Skills: mechanical engineering; managerial; good communication skills; excellent analytical skills; conceptual thinker.

USC Committees: Member of board of Trustees; member of media team; responsible for operating live streaming system for the Sunday services; operate sound mixer for events;

Approximate Hours Per Week in Service: 8-20 hours weekly (Continued upgrading media systems for live streaming; assist with several maintenance projects; participate in Food for Thought Thursday, Dinner for Six and other church functions)




Board Member

Donna Keaton

Years at UnityTotal 33 years; joined Unity in Chicago; six years at Unity Spiritual Center; raised Methodist.

 

ClassesTwice took classes at Unity Village in the early ‘90s; currently taking and participating in the Q Process; participated in other various classes/discussion groups.

 

Leadership Experience: Unity Spiritual Centers first videographer/YouTube creator; member of the Outreach Committee for five years; taught Sunday School and was a youth leader in Methodist Church, learned group dynamics, leadership skills, taught classes.

 

Work ExperieceAs a Registered Nurse, worked with physicians, patients, Hospice, Critical Care, Coronary Care, etc. for over 50 years; running a Doctor’s Office, learned how to deal with patients and physicians; worked with families and patients that were critically ill; ran Center for Women’s Health for two years; became a Clinical Nurse Practitioner working on Hospital Units to teach RNs and co-ordinate programs for compliance of The Joint Commission of Accreditation.

 

Unique SkillsGroup leadership, patient care (compassion), teaching, organization, videography.

 

USC CommitteesVideography/audio visual team; Outreach Committee; Women’s Group.




Licensed Unity Teacher (LUT)

Norman Bogert

After taking 250 hours of classes on spiritual training and 100 hours of leadership training, Norm was licensed by the Association of Unity Churches in March 2007. He was appointed Unity of Ocala’s Licensed Unity Teacher upon receiving his license and spent most of 2007 teaching basic Unity courses. In August, the Association of Unity Churches granted a charter for a study group to be started in The Villages, and Norm was named the spiritual leader.

Prior to being licensed, Norm joined Unity of Ocala as a member in January of 2004. He was elected to the Board of Trustees that same year and served as vice president and president of the board for three years. Working closely with the minister, Norm was involved with many of the day-to-day decisions and became trained in accounting systems and records needed to run a successful church community. During his working years, Norm was a trainer and facilitator with New York Life Insurance for 23 years and was a member of the National Training Academy faculty for over ten years.

Norm is married and has two children and six grandchildren. He lives in The Villages, Florida.




Licensed Unity Teacher (LUT)

Deni Ralston

Deni Ralston is a Licensed Unity Teacher, serving our church by teaching classes and participating in classes and services as needed.  She was a member of Unity of Louisville for 25 years, serving as a Youth of Unity Sponsor for 12 years, and as a sponsor at regional events. During that time, she was awarded the Distinguished Youth Service Award. Deni received chaplaincy training from Reverend Lei Lanni Burt in 2005. She served as a chaplain at Unity of Louisville for five years before moving to Florida. At Unity Spiritual Center she served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Large, and as Board President. During the six years she has been a member at USC, she completed the 250 hours of LUT foundational classroom study, the additional work, practicum and testing to be licensed.  She is currently on sabbatical.




 
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