Staff

STAFF

Rev. Ed KosakMinister
Elizabeth CainMinistry Coordinator
Brad HentyMusic Ministry
Cynthia MurovOffice Clerk
Rev. Lynn HollandTeacher & Platform Director
Dwight PurcellPianist
Tom RaderSexton
Rev. Mary Ann FinchFounder / Emerita

 



BOARD of TRUSTEES    

Linda Langston

Linda has been a Unity of Charleston member since 2002 -- knowing after just 3 Sundays that she'd found her spiritual home. 

She enjoys the Sunday messages, the fabulous music, the classes, the special events and finding like-minded friends.

Linda is a Registered Nurse and has worked at a local Charleston hospital for the past 40 years.  She is a Unity volunteer, helping in both the bookstore and the food pantry.  She has as also volunteered with the Compassion Council, the Angel Food Ministry, and the Crisis Ministries downtown Charleston.

Linda is eager to serve on the Board of Trustees and envisions great things in Unity's future, knowing together we can truly be the beacon of light that is Unity. 

President
Lynn Meffert

I'm honored to have been asked to serve on the Board of Trustees. I have lived in Charleston for the past 25 years, having moved here from Connecticut. I have been a member of Unity of Charleston for 5 years now and am happy to say that I've found my spiritual home. My checkered career has included a 10-year stint in publishing, teaching ESOL, being a yoga instructor and a Shiatsu massage therapist, and renovating older homes. Currently, my partner Jane and I have a wonderful 'niche' nursery selling southeastern native plants from our backyard. 

I'm excited about working to help manage and build the future of this congregation. Community is important to me and I enjoy working to bring the best out of everyone involved, and it is a wonderful opportunity for me to grow.  I have worked on several boards over the years: the American Organization of Bodywork Therapists of Asia (AOBTA) in the early 1990's and later on the board of the Alliance for Full Acceptance (AFFA) here in Charleston. Good communication is the key, as is a willingness to listen. Let me know how you would like us to evolve. Let's co-create together!

 
Vice President
Cindy Weaks 

Cindy Weaks, energy healer, seeker, pilgrim and lover of sound is a native of Charleston, SC. 

She has been blessed by mantra teachers such as Namadeva Acharya (Thomas Ashley-Farand) and his wife Satyabhama, and more recently through Yogic Mystery School with Anirud JaiDev, (Russill Paul).  In 2009 when invited to sit in with Sangita Devi at a kirtan event, her passion for  kirtan was ignited.  In 2010 she completed kirtan college with David and Mira Newman. Cindy travelled to India in 2011 and 2012 on pilgrimage with Russill and Asha Paul. She was honored to lead chants in the Shiva temple, Uchhi Pillayar, Rock Fort Temple in Tirruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. 

Cindy is a true light worker. Balancing her work career as an Accounting Director with Rogers & Brown Custom Brokers for over 28 years, she is also a Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Reconnective Healing Practitioner and student of Sanskrit and Yoga of Sound.

Treasurer
Beverly Harvey

II am so very delighted to serve ib the Board if Trustees,  I am a native of Charleston and attended Charleston county School district (CCSD) public schools.  Upon graduation, I attended Wilberforce University in Xenia, Ohio where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.  My educational career began teaching pre-school students in a New York City Head Start origran,  After two years, I was appointed as the Education director where my responsibilities included supervising teachers at two Head Start centers.  During my tenure as Education director, I saw the importance of reaching children at a ytoung age, especially those in low-income households, so they tooo could be as successful as their morre affluent counterparts.  While working with the Learning Centers, I was also able to earn my Masters of Arts in Early Childhood.

In 1987, I relocated to Charleston and began working as an Early Childhood Teacher in CCSD.  Over the years, I have immensely enjoyed teaching my Kindergarten - Third grade students.  I have been able to see my students become prosperous and productive members of society.

Returning to Charleston, I found myself searching for a church where I could feel a connection to God and a congregation that shared peace, harnmony and love.  In 2010, I finally found that church - UNITY and have been an active member for six years.  Throughout that tinme, I have also served as an Usher.  In June 2014, I retired from CCSD and now am able to spend more time with my children and my two lovely granddaughters.

 

Secretary

Pendah Fields

Charleston has been my home with the exception of two glorious years living in Hawaii where my brother resides.  I received a public school education here in the Lowcountry and completed both undergraduate (Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education) and graduate (Masters in Early Childhood Education) degrees at the College of Charleston.  Having retired from years of teaching, I am enjoying quality time with my husband, Charles, as well as a number of hobbies and interests.

In Unity of Charleston, I have truly found my spiritual home.  I've been an active member for six years and have volunteered in a number of areas most joyfully as a member of Voices of Unity.  In Unity of Charleston, I have enjoyed continuous spiritual growth,  It is great to be a part of this community which practices the spiritual lowas of love and spreads peace throughout the world.

I am honored to accept the nomination to serve on the Board of Trustees.  If elected, I will bring my skills and talents along with an open mind and heart, as well as the willingness to work as a team toward the positive growth smooth operations of our beloved church community.