Our Board of Trustees
Mack Essary

Mackey Essary, President, is our Mack-of-all-trades. She manages the facilities, volunteers at all of our events and takes care of us all in general!

Karen Haag

Karen Haag has attended Unity Spiritual Center for the past 13 years. She has participated in most of the book studies during that time, and is grateful that our Spiritual Center offers such rich opportunities to go in depth along our spiritual paths. She enjoys tennis, golf, bowling and pickleball. Prior to retirement she was a teacher, counselor and medical office manager, among other occupations. She enjoys wood and clay sculpting.

Mort Rykiss

Mort Rykiss, Treasurer, is a retired CFO, so we are truly blessed to have Mort filling this position.

Sandra Hurlbut

Board VP, Sandra Hurlbut is a Master Healer in multiple modalities, has a healing practice, Spirit Earth Healing, and has traveled with the Body, Mind and Spirit Expo across the country. Her lifelong passion has been protecting Mother Earth and our natural resources. She has a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry; MA in Energy and Environmental Studies and an MS in Public Affairs. She currently works for UofA as a water educator here in Maricopa County. She is half-way through Unity's LUT curriculum.

LaVonne Rasmusson

LaVonne Rasmusson cherishes the diversity and good will of Unity Spiritual Center and the many church members she has met both in Minnesota and Arizona over the past several decades. She and her husband, Jim, also serve as Prayer Chaplains.

Cate Campeau

Cate Campeau joined our board in 2021. She also serves our community as a prayer chaplain.

Bill Gasta

Alternate Trustee, Bill Gasta, is also actively involved on our Outreach Team, runs the live stream camera on Sunday mornings, and helps keep our gardens so beautiful!