Barbara Thompson, President
Married, mother of two, grandmother of two; Unity student for 21 years; loves to read nonfiction and travels extensively; blissfully retired from the University of Memphis.
Favorite Unity mantra - Let Go, Let God.
Keita Bey, Vice- President
Has served numerous times on the Board of Directors over his years in Unity; drawn originally in 1985 to Unity Church of Christianity through a meditation group; serves on "Team Play," our social activities team; married to Joan Charlotte Rankin-Walker with two sons, Christian Bernard and Jeremy Steven, and one daughter, Autumn Mariah; "Unity feels like home to me."
Anne West, Secretary
A native Memphian who found Unity in 1994, changing my life forever; married to Jim West and have one son and a step-daughter; a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Health Information Management (although my heart belongs to the University of Memphis where she also did undergraduate work); now retired; since retiring have done volunteer work with Crossroads Hospice in the past and currently at the Woman's Exchange; love music (especially opera), reading, needlework, traveling and all animals.
Paulette Delk, Treasurer
Attended a Unity church as a teenager from time to time but truly "found" Unity in about 2003; has served as Board Secretary; married to Sam Delk and they have two adult children, who live in Florida; loves reading and square dancing in her leisure.
Born in Wilmington, NC and moved to Memphis in 1955; was active in Presbyterian Church as a Deacon and Elder marrying Linda Warren (Barnhardt) in 1995 and joining Unity Church of Memphis; served 3 years in US Army from 1967 to 1970; worked in telecommunications until retirement in 2010; has one son, one stepdaughter, one stepson, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren; enjoys reading, traveling, golf, fishing, and spending time with his family. "Looking forward to serving Unity Church of Practical Christianity as a board member and liaison to Building and Grounds committee. Unity Church has helped me grow spiritually and I am thankful for the opportunity to serve."
An active member in Unity churches for at least 34 years; a retired Chicago police officer, mother of 4, grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 4; "known as a peacemaker" because of her good listening skills, patience and understanding; When attending First Unity Church. she served on the Board of Trustees as both President and Vice-President; chaired the Hospitality committee for 4 years and taught in Sunday school.
A seeker of Unity Truth for over 16 years; passionate about reading, meeting people, and making soup; has a “total of 1 wife, 5 children/stepchildren and 2 cats."
Native of Chattanooga, TN area; graduated from University of Memphis with master's in counseling; married with a daughter who lives in Atlanta; professional career focused in program development, organizational management and executive leadership, visioning and development; came to Unity through attending events at Unity Village; has been with this church since earlier 90's; ordained Interfaith Minister with a love for studying, experiencing and accepting the many paths God has for bringing us all into His embrace of Oneness; her passion includes being of service to others' health and well-being through a wholistic practice, the Caring Center, and community involvement that makes a positive difference in the lives of others. My daily offering to God is "how may I be of service to You this day? Use me to do Your Will Your Way!" It is my joy to serve my church!