John Krueger, President.
John, a retired Manager of Engineering Services at Walt Disney World, and his wife of 48 years, Vivian, were previously members of Unity of Clermont before moving to our area. They enrolled in membership classes in January of 2020 but, due to Covid-19, were unable to complete their classes and become full members until November 2021. Having served as Board President at Unity of Clermont, John brings exceptional skills and experience to the UCOP Board. John and Vivian both look forward to training and serving on the UCOP Prayer Team.
Diane Clark, Vice President
Diane was introduced to metaphysics and affirmative prayer at Unity by the Shore in Neptune, New Jersey. After taking the 4T class, and committing to tithing, she experienced a multitude of blessings, one of which was meeting her beloved husband Tom! Diane was honored to be of service on Unity by the Shore’s board and served on other area boards, as well, including being President of the New Jersey State Nurse’s Association.
After 45 years of nursing practice she retired to Venice, Florida where, in 2015, she married Tom at Unity of Venice. Their desire to be fed spiritually eventually led them to Unity of Peace, where she feels blessed to serve as a member of the board, with Rev. Donna as their spiritual way-shower.
Vickie Edwards, Secretary
A graduate of Cincinnati State College and Thomas Moore College, Vickie retired from her position as Senior Regulatory Compliance Manager in 2015 and moved to Florida with her partner Kent Hutchings. She discovered Unity Church of Peace on a bike ride one sunny morning and, after attending a handful of Sunday services, knew she had finally found her spiritual home. Following completion of the required classes, she and Kent became members. Shortly thereafter, Vickie had the opportunity to join the Board of Trustees and has enjoyed supporting the church in this capacity ever since. Her interests include pastel painting, cooking, reading, camping, travel, visiting and keeping in touch with her lifelong friends and family in Cincinnati and Chicago, and having fun with Kent and friends here.
Renee Peters, Treasurer
Renee has been a new thought seeker for all of her adult life. Born in New York City, she moved to California to attend UCLA and later became an attorney. In her thirties, Renee moved to Vermont, married, and started a family. There she continued her spiritual journey until in 2004, at which time she moved to Florida and found Unity. Renee was previously on the Board at UCOP, as Treasurer, and looks forward to serving in this role again in her new term. Renee believes that service is the best gift she can give to others and to herself.
Ken Hill, Trustee
Ken worked for United Technologies in various production and engineering positions for thirty years. In his final assignment, before retiring in 2006, he managed a 180 million dollar new product introduction across three manufacturing plants. With an engineering degree and an MBA in management, Ken certainly brings the training and experience necessary to develop effective long range planning, while insuring fiscal responsibility in church activities.
Ken and his wife Joyce first attended Unity in 2015, and immediately knew they had found a church that affirmed their belief that religion should teach with a positive approach to life. They want Unity Church of Peace to continue to grow by attracting new members and developing our facility. Ken has served on the Building and Grounds team for several years, working to make our church the appealing facility it is today.
David Wesley Beard, Trustee
David discovered Unity in 1975 and immersed himself in Unity classes and workshops at Unity of Syracuse, including three trips to Unity Village for additional training. He is currently on track to become a Licensed Unity Teacher (LUT).
Before moving to Florida and serving on the UCOP Board, David served two terms as Treasurer on the Unity of Syracuse Board of Trustees. At Unity of Syracuse David also served as groundskeeper and flower gardener, a job he continues to enjoy at Unity Church of Peace, in addition to serving as a member of UCOP’s Prayer Team.
Sandy Elder-Moore, Alternate Trustee
Sandy is currently on the prayer team, holding light and energy for whomever needs assistance. Her background includes: business entrepreneur; owning her own consulting business for 10 years; Reiki Master and Energy Healer; retired consultant dietitian in nursing homes, traveling the state of Florida; and, previously, a board member of a non-profit girls club. She was raised in “new thought consciousness” as a Christian Scientist. Sandy attends Sunday services, classes and board meetings remotely, via Zoom, from her home in North Carolina.