|Rev. Ed Kosak||Minister|
|Elizabeth Cain||Ministry Coordinator|
|Brad Henty||Music Ministry|
|Cynthia Murov||Office Clerk|
|Rev. Lynn Holland||Teacher & Platform Director|
|Rev. Mary Ann Finch||Founder / Emerita|
BOARD of TRUSTEES
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.
|Jeff Denison||Vice President|
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!
I am delighted to serve on the Board of Trustees. I am a native of Charleston and attended Charleston county School district (CCSD) public schools. I attended Wilberforce University in Xenia, Ohio where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.
My career in education began by teaching pre-school students in a New York City Head Start program. After two years, I was appointed Education Director. 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 too could be as successful as their morre affluent counterparts. While working with the Learning Centers, I was also able to earn a 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 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. I have been an active member for six years and 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.
Jeannine Clemens is the Founder/Director of Bridge to Avalon LLC, as well as a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher and certified Angel Healing Practitioner.
Previously, she was on the Executive staff at Saks Fifth Avenue, Charleston and Department Manager at Neiman Marcus, Dallas, Texas.
At Bridge to Avalon, Jeannine works with individuals in life-changing spiritual mentorship programs, helping her clients release pain, heal and resolve major life challenges to find their music once more. She provides one-on-one therapy & Reiki sessions and certification programs. She is a Certified Peace Ambassador through James O’Dea’s Training Program and heads the Mirabai Devi Lightworker School for the Southeastern United States. Jeannine is currently President of Earth-Heart Growers, a non-profit, farm-to-school initiative designed to bridge the gap between community and local farmers.
She’s a fearless co-creator of the new world, where she believes peace, prosperity & deeply fulfilling community are possible by tapping the unlimited potential we have within.