We are currently seeking to fill two interim Board of Trustees positions. These will run through May when our next Annual Meeting takes place. If you are interested, please contact us.
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: Dennis Godwin
I went to Iowa State University with a major in Restaurant Management. It was on a scholarship provided by the restaurant that I was working at the time. After completing the two-year course, I enlisted in the Marine Corps for four years. It is where I learned that my passion was paperwork. After being a marine, I got a job with an insurance company on the advice of my father-in law. I loved it, but the company went under in 1985. That same year is when I got divorced and came out of the closet. It took a long time to realize who I am. In 1986 I became HIV positive which provided for a long period of growth. From 1986 to present, I have worked at the Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioner. Another one of my dream jobs. So now I am moving out of my comfort zone to be on the Board of Trustees to continue my growth. I figure that I will not pass on to the next life until I stop learning or I reach 100, whichever comes first. But, if my dad lives past 100 (he’ll be 98 this year), I’ll have to keep up with him.
Treasurer: 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 a 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.
Secretary: 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.
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.