Board of Trustees & Spiritual Council Members

Board of Trustees: Julie Russell, Paul Kellogg, Beth Lamb, Rev. Cynthia Leveque

 

Julie Russell: President

Julie Russell M.S.

Masters from Drake, Adult Learning, Training and Development.

I’ve been at Unity two years.  I really like connecting with like-minded people at Unity and I am inspired by Unity because it’s a place for me to grow personally.  

My hobby is bike riding and I like to be active.  I have two adult kids I’m extremely proud of.  My favorite thing about Des Moines is the number of bike trails.

 

Paul Kellogg: Vice President

 

Beth Lamb: Treasurer

Beth Lamb: I am an Iowa native, born and raised in the Cedar Rapids area.   I'm a financial analyst and I enjoy going to the theatre and spending time at the gym.  I am ready and willing to serve this community.

Spiritual Council Members:

Rev. Cynthia Leveque, Rev. Melissa Harris, Rachel Corpus & Mavis Curry

MAVIS CURRY

Mavis Renee Curry has been studying and teaching self awareness, mindfulness and metaphysics for over fifteen years.   She has been a student, teacher and director of the School of Metaphysics for the past nine years and currently holds a position as Area Director and Secretary of the Board. She is completing her Homo Divinus, psi counseling and ministerial certifications in May of 2019.
 
Mavis received her degree in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Tech and holds certifications in business leadership, coaching, counseling and other healing practices.  Her professional career included  Software engineering, Sales,  Marketing, and Business Development.  She retired from Corporate America after 40 years to follow her dream of improving the quality of life of humanity through discipline, teaching and service. 
 
She is a conscious evolution coach and teaches and lectures  on how to increase  self awareness, make better choices and live a more fulfilling life.   Her goal is to build in herself and aid others to recognize the capacity to create a contagious personal heaven that infects everyone.
 

Rev. Melissa Harris

 

Melissa received her undergrad degree in Psychology from Iowa State University and an M.S. in Counseling from Wayne State.  Her professional career has included social services administration, conservatorship law, and insurance. Ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2017, following study in Comparative Religions and Mysticism, she is currently pursuing a Master’s of Divinity through All Faiths Seminary International.

A lifelong seeker of wisdom and meaning, Melissa believes the way to live fully is to intentionally and equally embrace our humanity and our divinity.

Melissa is married to Tim Harris. They live in Urbandale, Iowa, are avid sports fans, and enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, and any time spent out in nature.