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Board Candidates

Sylvia Draughn

Often described as energetic and happy, I simply like people. I find fulfillment in engaging with others in constructive and creative activities and conversations. I recently retired from teaching middle school ELA in Paulding County. In addition, I enjoyed 16 years as an international flight attendant with Delta Airlines. My family moved frequently with the army, yet Louisiana is home for me: Geaux Tigers! I have a BA from University of Louisiana Monroe, a MA from Texas Womans University, and an Educational Specialist from Kennesaw State University. Gardening is my passion, and my retreat is my new “She Shed”. My metaphor for life is to “bloom where you are planted”. I surprised myself, when I recently began playing pickleball at the Acworth Community Center.


Ironically cancer brought me to Unity. As many of you know, I am a breast cancer survivor. During that time, one of the most effective therapies for me was my family and friends who eased the day-to-day strain of that time in my life. Those healing relationships and prayers ultimately led me to Unity in Kennesaw; that was fifteen years ago. Since then, I have attended UNA for 12 years and consider this community to be my spiritual home. At UNA I have engaged in many activities and conversations: Finance Committee, Usher, LGBTQ + Friends Ministry, Family Promise, Conscious Living Circle, and campus beautification. Three years ago, I deepened my commitment to UNA during the “Love It or List It” time period. I stepped up and joined a group of core members to develop the Capital Fund Campaign”. I joined others in pledging to the Capital Fund Campaign. Yet, I wanted to do more to help carry this church through our financial vulnerabilities. So I joined the finance committee. For the past three years, I have begun to understand the behind-the-scenes processes and procedures that keep this church healthy. Financial stability does not have an end date; it requires constant care. If elected to serve on your board, my focus would be to carry UNA to the next level of financial well-being.


I have a huge respect for the wise and creative leaders who have cared for the business of this facility while supporting the vision of this church. I would be honored to work as a member of your board and support the hard work of our leadership

Stacey Jackson

I am lucky to have many of my dreams and goals come true and being part of a spiritual family like Unity is one of them! I’ve been Director of Client Relations for three companies and founded and run a successful clothing company. My current passion is my Writing, Marketing & PR venture Scriptura Consulting. I love what I do and have been fortunate enough to work with a presidential candidate, Adidas Y-3, and Telluride Mountain Film Festival among many others. I co-owned a spiritual gift boutique in San Francisco where where I earned a Master’s Degree in Writing & Consciousness; was fortunate to be an award-wining playwright, actor, and modern dancer; served on the board of the Playwright’s Foundation and was an adjunct professor. I absolutely love being Mommy (Room Mom & Soccer Mom) to my 10 year old son who I learn and laugh with every day. Unity has done so much to enrich and improve our lives, I wanted to contribute in a meaningful way so, in addition to events and Family Promise, have been honored to serve on the Marketing Committee this year and recently taken on the role of Marketing Lead. Volunteering is a value for me and I would like to deepen my service to Unity by serving on the Board and offering my leadership and marketing skills to support Unity’s vision, its growth and goals, while growing relationships and lifting us up with Love and Light!

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