Board of Trustees

Susan Stein ~ President

Susan Stein has been a Truth student since the early 1990's.  From 2005-2012, she was a member of Unity of Kenosha.    Throughout her tenure there, Susan was a Greeter, Usher, Platform Assistant, Choir Member, Sound Tech, and she served on the Board of Directors.  She came to Unity on the North Shore in 2013 and became a member in 2014.  She currently volunteers as a Choir Member and alternate Platform Assistant.  Her vision for UNS is to continue developing the insights and ideas generated from our 'River of Power', 'Forging Our Vision' and the recent 'Vision, Mission, Core Values' workshops.  Susan values the compassion, love and energy she feels at UNS.  People genuinely care about each other and want the highest good for themselves, each other, and the world at-large.  She is proud on the Board as another way of serving her church family.

Sherri Blix ~ Vice President

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!”

Mike Maddux – Secretary

Mike Maddux has been a long-time, strengthening pillar of the UNS community.  First attending Unity in Chicago, he and his family then moved to our Center, where he has spent a fulfilling and dedicated fifteen years, three of them as an official member.  "UNS has been a spiritual and social anchor for both of my children."  Recently retired from teaching and building sets for the Columbia College Theatre Department, a sample of Mike's handiwork can be seen in the beautiful puppet theatre on the Garden Room stage.  Along with helping with various Center repairs and decorations, Mike has served as an inspiring Y.O.U. sponsor.  "Y.O.U. has been, by far, the most rewarding and powerful work I have done ... watching our mature and express their thoughts and beliefs."  He is enjoying helping us wisely use the resources of our Center.

June Lash - Treasurer

June Lash has devoted years of inspiring service to Unity in several locations: Unity in Chicago, Unity Northwest, and UNS, where she has been a member for six years.  "The positivity and generosity of Truth principles first attracted me over 30 years ago to being a part of Unity."  June has served as a Building and Grounds Liaison, Welcome Team Coordinator, Usher, Gala Committee, and in the Right and Perfect Home Team.  She is also a devoted Chaplain and is on the path to becoming a Licensed Unity Teacher.  June has loved learning about Affirmative Prayer and expanding her spiritual growth by practicing it with others.  "Affirmative Prayer guides my life, and it guides me in my contribution to the UNS Board.  She brings commitment, belief and responsibility to her many roles.


Olga LaLuz - Board Member

Olga is a retired high school administrator passionate about prayer, music, dance and spiritual social action. She has attended UNS for more than 14 years becoming a member about 7 years ago. Her most rewarding area of service, she says, is without doubt her work co-facilitating the Prayer Chaplain team, “It deepens my own prayer life,” she explains. Her vision for our center is to provide a spiritually healthy and healing community, and her desire to serve arises from a deep caring about the church and a desire to share the gifts that will benefit our continuing evolution."



Debra Brown - Board Member

Debra started attending UNS in 2014 and became a member in 2016. She has been studying New Thought teachings for 23 years. Previously, she attended Trinity Church (which worshipped here at UNS on Sunday afternoons).  With Trinity, I volunteered as an usher, with the audio-visual team, and as the Pastor’s Assistant. She has served with with the Garden Chat team, the Gardening team, and represented Unity in the July 4th parade.  As the owner of Debra’s Home Daycare for over 20 years, she has cared for and nurtured over 100 children, ages 6 weeks – 12 years.  She is good at planning events, and is an excellent cook! Her vision for Unity is to see it flourishing; the Youth growing to love God; and our Center becoming a positive force in the community.