Annual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, May 20th,1:00pm  -  2:00pm

2018 Annual Congregational Meeting

ALL ARE INVITED to our Annual Congregational Meeting!

The meeting will feature reports from team leaders from all aspects of our vibrant ministry, along with Reverend Joyce's farewell ANNUAL REPORT.

Unity of Bon Air Members: please CLICK HERE to review the minutes from the 2017 Annual Meeting ahead of time, so those minutes can be approved.

Board Elections will be held during the Annual Meeting - scroll down for details and to learn about absentee ballots.

This is a time to come together and celebrate our continuing growth and ministry of love and acceptance.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Annual Meeting!

2018 Board Elections

 Voting will take place during the Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 20th.  

  • Non-members are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting.  Only Unity of Bon Air members have the right to vote.
  • Absentee ballots will be available beginning May 6th.  To obtain an absentee ballot, attend on a Sunday morning, or come by the church office Monday - Thursday, 10am-3pm through May 17th.  All absentee ballots must be submitted BEFORE the Annual Meeting.

The 2018 Candidates for Election to the Board of Directors will speak briefly during the 9am & 11am services on May 6th & 13th, and each candidate will share what they bring to this position.  Read on to learn more about each candidate:


Zita Correll

Reverend Carzita Carrington-Correll, known by many as Zita, has been a member of Unity of Bon Air (UBA) for over 10 years.  She is an Ordained Baptist Minister and Producer of her own public-access TV show, Positive Vibes with Z.  During her tenure at UBA, Zita has been part of the Prayer Team, Prayer Chaplains, Music Team, and currently serves on the Board of Directors as President. Zita’s current leadership role has been pivotal in guiding UBA through this time of transition, and she would be pleased and privileged to continue this service for another term.

Zita shares:  “I am running for the Board again because I feel my service to this church community as a Board member isn’t complete yet”. I still feel ‘called’ to service as a Board member.”



Myra Federspiel

My first experience with Unity of Bon Air was in January, 2000 attending a 4T course. I walked into the old church building and immediately felt that I had come home. Unity has changed my life!  I served on the UBA Board of Directors (2002 – 2006) as a Board member, treasurer and vice-president. I have also served as a Lay Leader, Prayer Chaplain, and coordinating the Rockin’ under the Stars concert.

Working in the home warranty industry for over 23 years, I am currently a regional manager for H.S.A. Home Warranty. Prior to that, I was the Director of Member Services for the Richmond Association of Realtors and served as Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia for two Governors.

A single parent, I am the proud mother of two sons, and the grandmother of two awesome grandsons. I love working in my yard and gardens. I enjoy cooking and baking, which, with my work travel schedule, is a rare pleasure.  Unity gives so much to me that I want to help our church family grow and continue to have a positive spiritual impact in our community. I look forward to serving you and our new minister either as a Board member or alternate member.



Nancy Green

Nancy C Green has been attending Unity of Bon Air for thirteen years. She has volunteered in various capacities including Arts in the Garden, Fellowship Coffee, as a previous Board Member, and most recently as a member of the New Minister Search Team.

Nancy has been retired for many years, and has volunteered ever since her retirement.  For several years, she volunteered in the office of the Foundation for Centerstage and later at the John Tyler Community College Foundation office managing the Constituent Rosters on the computer for each.

Nancy’s prior service as a Board member occurred as Unity of Bon Air finalized the plans for the construction of our current church building. Once again, our church is undergoing a period of transition from our beloved Rev. Joyce Fisher Pierce to our newly chosen Rev. Lauren Barrett Bennett.  It will be my privilege to serve on the Board at this time. 



Stephanie Metzger

Serving on the Board this last year has been both an honor and a privilege. The wise minds and loving hearts of the Board members have served as wise mentors. The process of selecting a new minister provided a deep understanding of the workings of the Church. I would like to continue to use this knowledge by serving and participating in our next phase of development as we welcome Rev. Laura.

I entered the church in the early 2000’s and my first class was on prayer. I am serving in my third year as a prayer chaplain and have attended the Mary Morrissey workshop in California, presented at the Summer Series, and have taken numerous classes; 4T, Keys to the Kingdom, Lessons in Truth, Metaphysics and have participated in numerous workshops.

I have a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from UVA in psychiatric nursing and have been an associate professor for both VCU and Bon Secours Colleges of Nursing. I have worked as nurse practitioner for VCU Department of Psychiatry and currently work on the Child and Adolescent Unit at Tucker Pavilion. My wife Erin and I live in the woods and love kayaking, hiking, photography, reading and our pets.



Deborah Stelmach

I have been a member of Unity of Bon Air since August of 2014. I have served as a Prayer Chaplin for 2 years and was selected as an alternate for the Board last year. With Mary Maiden, I facilitate the Care Team of Unity which assists our congregation with needs such as meals or transportation to medical appointments.

As a Board member, I was part of a small team that worked to improve and streamline our policies and procedures. I also assisted in creating the materials for our Ministerial Search Committee: material on the process of selecting a new minister, guidelines on conducting interviews and behavioral interview questions.

I am a registered Medical Technologist with a Master of Science Degree from the Department of Medicine of VCU. I have worked in hospital laboratories for over 40 years. I have spent almost 20 years at Bon Secours. I currently work as an educator for laboratory tests performed by nursing staff at several facilities across Richmond. I live in North Chesterfield and have a talented adult daughter.

My life has been greatly enriched here Unity of Bon Air. I have found wonderful friends. Unity of Bon Air has given me new tools to transform my life. This is an exciting time and I want to be a part of it. I look forward to seeing the expansion of the wonderful work started by Rev. Joyce. I look forward to working with Rev. Laura. I can’t wait to see what good comes from this transition.