Reverend Terry Murray
Reverend Terry Murray has been serving as the minister at Unity of Olympia since the summer of 2012. Rev Terry is an inspirational speaker and a talented workshop facilitator, passionate about personal development through spiritual experience. She is a graduate of the Master of Divinity program through Unity Institute and holds a B.A. in psychology. She also has certificates in Peacemaking Skills, Compassionate Communication and is a certified Q-Coach for The Art and Practice of Living with Nothing and No One Against You. Rev Terry grew up in Federal Way and loves Olympia! Her personal statement is: “One with Spirit, I call others to join me as we claim lives of freedom and joy through personal development and spiritual experience.”
Chair: Nancy Camenzind
I became a member of Unity in 2005 and have been involved ever since. It’s been fun to see our community grow in prosperity. I enjoy watching Unity’s business unfold with Spirit through the work of the Board. Being on the Board affords me an opportunity to serve, to work on special projects, and to be involved in the decision-making for our spiritual community. I look forward to another three years.
Vice-Chair: Paul Swanda
I was appointed to the Unity of Olympia Board of Trustees October 1, 2020 to fill an unexpired 3-year term. Two and half years ago I was feeling unbalanced and knew that my faith life needed renewing and energizing. Vonni Carole, a friend and neighbor, suggested I try Unity of Olympia. I attended some church services with her and I realized that that this was the church for me. The religious concepts, lessons, prayers, and meditation were feeding me and making me whole again. I was renewing my faith life and being brought closer to God on my journey. I was so blessed by my fellow members of the church and Reverend Terry that I became a member and an usher at the same time. This started my service work for God and I have not looked back since. It seems that the more I do, the more I am being blessed with the gifts of Peace, Joy, and Love! I see the Divine in the members of my church everyday.
Treasurer: Greg Psaltis
Greg has been a member of Unity of Olympia since 1986 and has served in many positions in the church. He was previously a member of the Board of Trustees for a full three-year term and was the treasurer for the final two years. He also led the Prosperity and Stewardship committee (now called the Finance Team) for his tenure as treasurer and stayed active on the committee beyond his obligated time. He served as an usher for several years until his role as back-up platform assistant became more "full-time." He is currently in charge of creating the script and order of service for the streaming online Sunday services and recently was a member of a task force that was given the responsibility to determine how to best use the Unity of Olympia property for the short term. This led to his heightened interest in serving on the board of trustees to establish a longer-term plan for the church property.
Secretary: Suz Aird
The most important people in my life are my husband Phil, of 40 years and my four children – all adults, living their best lives, and several grandchildren from age 40 to age 6, and one great granddaughter age 4. My younger son Chris lives here in Olympia with his wife and daughter Annabelle age 6.
I am so happy to have found this church which shares a special place in my heart alongside my favorite hobbies of gardening and painting. I look forward to getting to know members of this church on a more personal basis.
Member-at-Large: Addie Robinson
I am a retired elementary school teacher, the widow of a loving, smart engineer, the mother of three awesome sons, and a grandmother of two wonderful grandsons and four terrific granddaughters. I love spending time with family and friends, value giving back to my communities, and need to express creativity through painting, photography, gardening, and cooking. I feel that I have come full circle since I grew up in Unity in Florida and have come to appreciate the love I've found in Unity Of Olympia.
Member-at-Large: Nancee Gordana
I was born, raised, and educated in New Jersey. I was raised and lived most of my life as a practicing Catholic. I was married and we had 3 daughters and 5 step children. I came to Washington in 1972 and haven’t left. I worked 50 years as a registered nurse in a variety of specialties. I also received a Master’s degree in Pastoral Care from Seattle University in order to participate in the organization of my community parish. But my parish was not open to the radical ideas of Seattle University, so I didn’t get far with participating. A few years ago, I received a certificate in Spiritual Direction. But the pandemic put a quick halt to individual and group sessions.
I went to my first Unity church in 2004 in Tacoma. I went back to Catholicism in 2006 when I moved to Tumwater. Again, I didn’t get much leverage in the parish being a woman. So, I moved on to the Ecumenical Catholic Church and there I met Carol who invited me to Spiritual Explorers. I started attending periodically and then regularly, joining in 2019. I developed the Pastoral Care Program and during the pandemic I let that project go. I have been a member of the Prayer Team since joining this community as I wanted to learn how to pray and to support my community with prayer. I feel our community has a bright future and wish to be part of that development.
Licensed Unity Teachers (Active)
Audrey Pitchford, LUT
Audrey Pitchford was raised Catholic and left organized religion for several years before finding Unity. She is currently a member at both Unity of Olympia and Unity of Centralia, and became a Licensed Unity Teacher in November, 2019. She has served in a variety of volunteer roles, including usher, council member, and prayer team member, and loves the learning and connection Unity provides. Audrey has over 15 years experience teaching and writing curriculum in several fields, including leadership skills, communication skills, insurance, dance and spiritual topics. She lives in Olympia with her husband, Greg.