Board of Trustees

Susan Stein – Board President

Susan Stein has been a Truth student since the early 1990’s. From 2005-2012, she was a member of Unity of Kenosha, where she served as a greeter, usher, platform assistant, choir member, sound technician, and served on the Board of Directors. She has regularly attended services at Unity on the North Shore since early 2013, and became a member in 2014. Susan currently volunteer as Choir member, Platform Assistant and Prayer Chaplain. She 
values the compassion, love and energy at Unity on the North Shore. "People genuinely care about each other and want the highest good for themselves, each other, and the world-at-large," she says. "I am willing to serve on the Board because it is another way to be of service to my church family."


Sarah Maddux - Vice President



Sarah has attended Unity on the North Shore for 17 years, and before that spent her childhood at Unity in Chicago. She serves as an adult sponsor for Youth of Unity (Y.O.U.), and has a very good mixture of experience in event planning, fundraising, and leadership. Her connection to the youth of our church, who are truly our future, and our constant expression of light at Unity on the North Shore. She serves on the Board of Trustees because she feel that this center, and the Unity Movement at large, is home and desires to help run our home efficiently and peacefully.

Sherri Blix - Secretary

Sherri Blix has spent over 15 years working in Organization Development. She is currently an independent consultant and certified coach specializing in leadership development.  Sherri grew up with Religious Science teachings from her grandparents, and Unity’s beliefs felt very similar when she attended her first Sunday here. She and her husband John were looking for a diverse congregation for themselves and their daughter and they feel deeply enriched at Unity on the North Shore. At Unity, Sherri has served as a Platform Assistant Leader, a Projector Assistant, and in Fellowship. She has attended both Prosperity Plus I and II classes. As to Sherri’s enthusiasm for our Center and for serving on our Board, she exclaims: “I love being part of this amazing church! I have made friends here who have enriched my life. Becoming a Board member would be an opportunity to share my perspectives and suggest creative ideas. I want to help lead our church into being an even more dynamic organization!”

Deb Waldron-Smith - Treasurer

Deb Waldron-Smith joined Unity Church in Kenosha, WI in 1994. Over the past 15 years she has served as a sponsor for both Uniteen and Y.O.U. programs, taught Sunday school and attended Great Lakes Unity Region youth retreats and rallies. She and her family began attending Unity on the North Shore in 2012 and officially became a member in 2014. Her dreams for Unity on the North Shore are to expand membership by reaching out to former Unity Kenosha families to come aboard as well as designing spiritual and educational tracks to attract all age groups.

Tom Richards -
Board Member

Tom is a mentor, author, and consultant who facilitates health, relationship, family, and organization processes, patient advocacy, and individuals in deep inner states of consciousness. He has attended UNS for more than 14 years becoming a member about 7 years ago. His most rewarding area of service, he says, is without doubt his work with the Prayer Chaplain team, “It deepens my own prayer life,” he explains. Strengths Tom brings to the role of trustee include organization skills, problem solving, group facilitation skills, and a sense of humor that’s as infectious as his laughter. His vision for our center is to provide a spiritually healthy and healing community, and his desire to serve arises from a deep caring about the church and a desire to share the gifts that will benefit our continuing evolution.

Yvonne Mitchell - Board Member

Yvonne is a former executive with the Social Security Administration where she specialized in Operations, Human Resources and Training  in SSA Headquarters and in the Regions.  She managed District Office facilities in Ohio, Michigan and Illinois and was Area Director for Chicago/Central Illinois. She also served as Ombudsman (patient advocate) for long term care residents in nursing homes and rehabilitation centers in Evanston Township.  She currently runs her own  business providing  holistic life, career, health, spiritual, financial and life purpose coaching and consulting to individuals and organizations.   She conducts workshops throughout the community on Retirement Readiness, Grief Recovery, Mind, Body, Spirit Health, Debt Relief and other personal growth and transformation topics.  She has conducted numerous workshops here at Unity.  Her background includes a number of years as a Religious Science Practitioner student and extensive interfaith activities.   She is currently a Chaplain at our center,  has served on  Fillmores, in the bookstore and as a host/greeter.  She looks forward to continuing her work and passion for church growth and development from the vantage point of this new leadership role.