Senior Minister: Reverend Joyce Fisher Pierce
As an expression of God, Reverend Joyce combines prayer and faith with her joyful energy and love of people to help others awaken to the presence and power of God within, and transform their lives.
Reverend Joyce has been a New Thought Unity Truth Student for 35 years. Before moving to Richmond in 2000, she served as the part-time leader at Unity Center Las Cruces in New Mexico from 1995-1998 while working full-time as Public Relations & Financial Development and Education Director for the Humane Society in El Paso, Texas.
Prior to entering the ministry, she also was Director of Public Relations and Volunteer Services for two major hospitals.
Reverend Joyce is a graduate of Unity Institute’s Ministerial Education Program located at Unity School of Christianity, Unity Village, Missouri. She was ordained as a Unity minister by the Association of Unity Churches, Lee's Summit, Missouri.
She has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Texas at El Paso, and is a Registered Nurse and graduate of the Youngstown Hospital Association School of Nursing affiliated with Youngstown University.
Reverend Joyce's personal affirmation:
Music Director: Claudia Carawan
Claudia leads the music program which is a dynamic, creative force that supports and reflects the Unity principles using the language of music. The mission of our music program is to provide music that is spiritually enriching and inspiring. We feature a diverse variety of musical styles ranging from pop, inspirational, jazz, rock, new age, and classical, but the overall format is contemporary.
Claudia has been Music Director at Unity of Bon Air for several years and has been a professional musician most of her life. She is an award-winning songwriter, an international recording artist, and a powerful vocalist who plays many instruments (piano, guitar and alto sax). Claudia has recorded three CDs of "positively soulful" music (Out of the Blue, Fearless, and Joy Rising), which have received rave reviews. Her voice has been featured on radio and television in national advertising campaigns. For more about Claudia go to claudiacarawan.com.
Director of Youth and Family Ministry: Melody Neal
Melody is a Registered Nurse and Dialysis Facility Administrator with past experience as a pediatric nurse.
She has been a member at Unity of Bon Air since 2005 and active within the Youth and Family Ministry since 2012. She served as YFM Assistant Director prior to accepting position as Director. Melody's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Director of Youth and Family Ministry: Chris Frawley
Coordinator of Adult Education: Valorie Kay
Valorie is a Licensed Unity Teacher who develops curriculum for those seeking a greater understanding of Unity principles, as well as classes that support exploration of the inner Self.
Valorie is also a musician and Music Minister who leads song and drum circles and other workshops using her music, Native American flute, and other transformational tools. For more about Valorie's music, go to vkaysings.com. Valorie's e-mail address is email@example.com.
Bookkeeper: Vijayachitra Saravanane (Sara)
Sara's e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facilities and Grounds: Jonathan Fielder
Jonathan takes great pride and care in maintaining our beautiful church building and its grounds. Additionally, Jonathan serves as an audio/visual technician at Sunday services and special events. Jonathan's e-mail address is email@example.com.
Life Events Coordinator: Janie Van Ostern
Weddings, Memorials, Anniversaries
Janie's e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.