Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is an elected governing body that represents the interests of the congregation and also participates in and supports the vision set forth by the spiritual leader. 

With a deep understanding and knowledge of the ministry purpose, this body upholds all duties decreed in the by-laws.

What does it mean to be a board member at Unity of Gainesville?
We hold these attributes outlined in the bylaws as ones to which we aspire: 

  1. Active membership of UGG
  2. Endeavor to live in accord with the Christ Principles of Love and Truth as taught by Unity
  3. Attend church services on a regular basis
  4. Work to further the purposes of this ministry through active interest, love and support
  5. Be sincere and continuing student of Unity classes, always remaining conversant with its teachings
  6. Be a regular contributor of time, talent and treasure
  7. Demonstrate willingness to be part of the process of the church
  8. Demonstration of leadership capabilities

Meet the Current Board of Trustees

Jo Sherwood  Josephine Sherwood, President   

Jo serves as:

-A member of the Beautiful Grounds Team

-A Celebration Assistant

-Youth & Family Liaison (with Minister)

-'Thank-you' Letters to Major Donors Liaison

-Staff Liaison (with Minister)

-Minister Search Team Liaison

-Sb'H Liaison (with Darlene)

Darlene Becker  Darlene Becker, Vice President 

Darlene serves as:

-Leader of the Sacred Safety Team

-A volunteer in New Journeys Bookstore

-Member of the Prayer Chaplains Team

-Congregation Liaison

-Pastoral Care Liaison with Lavonne

-Sb’H Liaison (with Jo)

Lavonne Hoglund  Lavonne Hoglund, Secretary 

Lavonne serves as:

-Member of the Prayer Chaplain Team

-Member of the Sacred Safety Team

-Annual Deadlines Liaison

-Phone Tree Liaison

-Pastoral Care Liaison with Darlene

Cindy Balkstra  Cindy Balkstra, Treasurer 

Cindy serves as:

-Leader of the Finance Team

-Fundraisers Liaison

-Bookkeeping Liaison

-Celebration Team Liaison

-Celebration Assistant

Kay Hambrick  Kay Hambrick, Member At Large 

Kay serves as:

-Volunteers Liaison

Kay is responsible for:

-The GIPL Grant

-The development of the Earth Care Team

If you are interested in board service or learning more about leadership opportunities at Unity of Gainesville, please leave a message for our president at 770-534-0949.