All members of the Board of Directors are volunteers elected by the Congregation, with the exception of the Spiritual Leader and Executive Director.
The Board operates under the Unity North Bylaws and a set of Policies and Procedures.
The election of Board members takes place during the Annual Business meeting in the first quarter of every year.
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Profiles of the Unity North Board of Directors
Terry Seek – Chair
Over the two years Terry has been at Unity North he has been involved in our community in many positive ways. One of his most notable accomplishments has been the organization and growth of our NGU Group, Next Generation Unity. The group was originally 4-5 young adults who met occasionally to have deep spiritual conversation and personal growth. Under Terry’s leadership, NGU is now well over 25 active members strong that play an active role in our spiritual community. They have assisted many other ministries with various projects and hosted some of their own including Super Happy Fun Day, a two-day event back in August which raised money to build a new playground for our children’s ministry.
Terry is also a member of our Ministry Leadership Team and has been an active Prayer Chaplain for the last two years. Terry has many leadership skills acquired over the years through his military training in the U.S. Navy, management roles, and being a business owner that he would like to put to use here in our community to ensure that it is here for many generations to come. Unity is home, this is family, and Terry looks forward to the opportunity to serve in the best way he can.
Ray Hughes – Vice Chair & Facility Committee Chair
Leadership is a combination of why and qualifications. For Ray the why is simple. He is alive today because of Unity – making service to Unity a way of life as a commitment realized from the gift given to him by Unity – his life. His qualifications are based upon his education – a Masters in plan Business and numerous certification. Those as well as his life experiences of working in many highly responsible positions, including law enforcement, banking, his own businesses, teaching, and above all, being a parent, grandparent, and a human being. The combination of all of this leads him to serve others in and out of Unity, believing he has much yet to offer through serving.
Jennie Langer – Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair
I was raised in a New Thought church as a child and deeply grounded in those principles. I found my spiritual home at UNA in 2003. My career has demanded that I work in different cities. Recently I finished 18 months in Ohio where I searched for a spiritual community. This experience strengthened my love for UNA. I promised to be of more service to my spiritual community when I returned to Georgia.
I have worked in the high-tech industry building and growing companies, products, and teams. As the Chief Product Owner, Chief Marketing Officer or the Head of Strategy I created software for small, medium and large companies. My work in both start-up and global software companies has sharpened and balanced my skills with financial planning, strategic planning, and innovation. My passion is building high-functioning teams, leadership development, and engaged employees.
Today I transform my life to self-employment and to Service. In the past year, I have been a member of the Unity North Finance Committee creating the Capital Update for the Board last May. From there, I assisted the Board members to roll-out a series of Town Hall meetings known as the “Love It or List It” project. I created and led an all-volunteer Pledge Committee who raised more than $500,000 in Capital Campaign pledges in about a month. I also helped coordinate the 2017 Thanksgiving celebration at UNA. I have hosted and facilitated several small groups in my home. I’ve also attended Richard’s initial Leadership class. In the past, I was an elected official in Texas and served on several industry boards.
Laura M. Calia – Secretary & Marketing Committee Chair
Unity has been Laura’s church home for more than 27 years. She believes with all her heart that “God is in everything”, “God is her source” and most of all “With God All Things Are Possible”. Laura examines all situations through the scope of spiritual laws, principles, personal integrity and accountability. Laura’s vision for Unity North Atlanta is to attract more members and with more members, we can have all that we need and all that we desire as a congregation. She wants to see a Single Parent Ministry and a Unity-based curriculum for our children that includes the teachings of the Fillmores.
Laura has a BA degree in theatre from Columbia College in Chicago and a MA in Organizational Business Leadership from Shorter University in Georgia. She is the Sr. Partner Programmes Manager at the GSMA, the global association of the mobile industry. Laura has also worked in the marketing departments of Household Finance, American Cancer Society, Bell South, and AT&T. She is on the Leadership Team and volunteers with Unikids at UNA. She loves going on adventures with her daughter, Ella. Laura loves Unity and is thankful that her daughter will grow up within its teachings.
David Pritchard – Program Committee Chair
David grew up in The Democratic Republic of the Congo where his parents served as Presbyterian missionaries. He has explored quite a few religions and spiritual organizations, settling on Unity as the one that most closely aligns with his beliefs. David is the proud papa of 3 children and one grandchild (with the second on the way). He is active in volunteer work including Wellstar hospice, The Compassionate Friends, and the Survivors of Suicide. His youngest son, Nic, died by suicide in 2012.
His professional life has been quite varied, from Restaurant/Hotel Manager to Massage Therapist, to Vocational Rehabilitation Case Manager, and now to Digital Marketing. He has a BA degree in Psychology and an MS degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University along with his massage therapy training from the Atlanta School of Massage. He has completed many additional classes in spiritual development, personal development, and business development.
David has been a leader with the Men of Unity, has volunteered continuously for Family Promise, and currently serves as an Usher Captain. David has previously served as a Prayer Chaplain, a Nursery Guide, has been on the Nominating Committee and Ministerial Search Committee, has hosted and facilitated numerous small groups, led Wednesday night meditations and has assisted with care and decoration of our facility.
Vilma Orrego – Policy & Procedures Committee Chair
Vilma was born and raised in Chiclayo City, Peru. She has a BA degree in Public Relations and Communications from Pacific University in Lima, Peru. Vilma is currently working in the Spanish and English as second language teaching programs for the Latin American Association and CPACS (Center for Pan Asian Community Service). She has been teaching since 2003 and worked for Holy Innocent’s Episcopal School and Emory University with the Continuous Education program. Vilma has also worked in the marketing, purchasing, and sales departments of Diaz Foods Manufacturing, Inc., and in a financial department of Compucredit, a credit card financial corporation, Grady Hospital, and others.
She started to attend Unity North in 2007. She became a member of UNA the next year and has been a consistent giver since 2009. She has facilitated Conscious Living Circles (in Spanish) for two consecutive years with the congregants of the Spanish Ministry. She is currently on the Leadership Team and a member of the Wholeness and the Prayer Chaplain Ministries. She enjoys working as a volunteer and assisting in any need here at Unity North. Being involved with people is her passion: she believes her mission is to bring peace, joy, love, and light into the lives of others.
Larry C. Rogers
Larry was born and raised in Atlanta. He graduated from Dekalb College and spent four years in the Navy during the Viet Nam era as an Air Traffic Controller. Larry has worked in the banking industry as an IT Network Technician and manager of Computer Operations. He created and was the first president of PCMA, a corporate computer organization that was comprised of 26 companies, including IBM, The Southern Co., Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and AT&T. He has been a member of UNA for twenty years and can be seen ushering most Sundays.
Mike Stott has been attending Unity since 1991. He has served as Board President of Windward Unity for 2 three-year terms. He loves Unity North Atlanta and the family it creates. He is a business owner of a successful real estate firm and coaching business. He has been involved as a Unity YOU sponsor, small group (spiritual connections) leader and host. He is currently serving as a member of the UNA finance committee. Always positive and energetic he envisions UNA growing both financially and in the service, we are able to share with our community!
Dr. Ugie Tindal-Kirkpatrick
Dr. Tindal-Kirkpatrick a professional counselor and ordained minister provides Spiritual Psychotherapy and Inner Image Consulting services. She has touched the lives of many diverse audiences locally, nationally and internationally. Organizations include Crisis Care Network, Wells Fargo, Witness Systems, Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church. She is a member of many professional organizations, an author, and managing partner with Universal Asset Solutions LLC. She was a featured guest on Oprah and Friends Satellite Radio with Dr. Maya Angelou.
Dr. Kirkpatrick holds a PhD from Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary in Tampa, Fla, an MLA and an MEd from the Johns Hopkins University, along with many professional certifications. Diplomate, Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, she continues to upgrade skills to assist at a critical times such as the present. Her lifeʼs theme, ‘Itʼs all about love’, is the guiding principle in her mission to impart love and compassion to all she meets.”