Our Minister & Board

MINISTERS

Rev. Harold Correa, was ordained through the Unity Urban Ministerial School in June of 2019.  He loves to learn, apply and teach Unity Principles, while being open to other spiritual teachings.  His vision is to take the message of Spirit to the English and Spanish masses, so that everyone may enjoy Its presence and joy in their lives.
Rev. Harold is a regular speaker at Unity of Merritt Island

 

Rev Lulu Logan, ordained in 2019 at Unity Village.  Her life in the USAF, raising and homeschooling four children and owning and operating several small business’s was the foundational work that was laid for this next journey of ministering to others.  Rev Lulu found Unity about a decade ago and, as many before her and since, felt that sense of coming home. Having traveled many life paths prior to stumbling into a Unity church. Rev Lulu feels adept at connecting with people in a down-to-earth, no-nonsense yet gentle and kind way.
Rev. Lulu is a regular speaker at Unity of Merritt Island

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chris Minerva – President
Chris is grateful for bringing his wife Nancy and children Paulaidan and Angela to Merritt Island in 2005, to join his parents, sister and other relatives here, after living most of their lives in the greater New York City area.
Raised in a loving Christian family, he went on to study accounting, philosophy, and parapsychology in college (what a combination?!), and always questioned the ‘why’ we are here. Yet he has a deep faith in God, within and everywhere else, he says “we are all always connected”.
He has been a commercial and corporate NY photographer most of his career and now continues to run a sports photography business in New York.
From the moment he walked into Unity of Merritt Island in April 2012, he felt an immediate connection. He believes that there is an ongoing process of discovery through the principles taught here, which resonate with and reinforce his beliefs.
He enjoys the members, guests, leadership and lessons of Unity and grateful to be a part of and serve in this unfolding story…

 
 

Ailene Picheco – Secretary
Ailene was born in Syracuse, NY and grew up in a small town near Chittenango, NY.  After high school, she joined the Air Force and served four years as an Administrative Clerk, Headquarters Air Weather Service, at Scott AFB, IL.  In 1965, she moved back to New York, and worked at GE Electronics Assembly in Syracuse. In 1967, she moved to New Jersey and worked at a research company, Austenel, in Dover.   After her son was born she went to school for Poodle Grooming, and ran her own business for two years.

After moving to Florida in 1985, she worked 14 years as a Computer Programmer at RCA Aerostat Systems, based at Patrick AFB, FL. She finished her career as a Data Entry Operator with Healthy Families of Florida, retiring in 2008.
Ailene had started square dance lessons in 1997 at the Space Trackers Square Dance Club in Rockledge, FL, and has been active in square dancing for over 22 years, serving in many positions on the boards at all levels of our organizations – from club level to state level.  She has co-chaired the State Convention in 2011, and several Association dances.
She is an Editor of a quarterly magazine for alocal square dance association; a Membership Chair for the National Single Square Dancers, and editor/publisher of their quarterly newsletter; an Advertising Chair for the Florida State Square Dance Convention; and organizes the honor guard for the State Convention each year.

Ailene is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; a chairman of their DAR Schools and Veterans Programs; a member of the Brevard Veterans Council; the American Legion Post 344; and the American Legion Auxiliary unit for Post 344; a member of Keep Brevard Beautiful; and the Central Florida Accordion Club.
 

Phyllis Lockwood – Director 
Phyllis Lockwood has been a student of Unity since mid 60’s when she attended a weekly neighborhood class taught by a Unity teacher. Unity churches were mostly unknown in her area at that time, and that was a great way to have Unity introduced.  
She attended Bowling Green State University in northern Ohio. She is the mother of three engineer sons.  Her time over the years has been spent as an “at home Mom”, taking classes of all kinds, volunteering in the community and helping her family build each of their homes. After 61 years of marriage, she has finally learned to just  “let go and be”.  In her words, life is not meant to be a struggle, but a learning experience.  Phyllis is a shining example of Unity teachings.

 

Robert ‘Gabe’ Gabriel – Vice President
Gabe was born in Indiana and raised in Detroit MI, joining the Navy during the height of the Vietnam war.  He spent 10 1/2 years  in the Navy on Submarines. When he retired, he spent 20+ years working for the government as a Test and Evaluation Engineer, buying Submarine Sonar Systems. Gabe earned a degree in Computer Science and retired after
34 years of federal service.  He then went to work for BAE doing engineering and At Sea Testing of sonar system impacts on Mammals such as Whales and Dolphins.
Gabe retired from the seafaring life and submarines in 2006 and moved to Florida. Married to wife Billie, with 2 adult children and between Billie and Gabe, they have 13 grand children and 5 great grand children. They live on Merritt Island. Gabe is a Mason and a Shriner.

 

Christine Boyle, Treasurer
I am from a small town called Bassett Virginia.  Bassett used to be the #1 manufacturer of wood furniture in the world. After graduation from High School, I worked for Bassett Industries.  Then to Washington DC and worked for the government, in many different departments and agencies.  I had a top-secret clearance and was working next door to the White House when President Kennedy was shot.  After that I worked at the Vehicle Assembly Building and then Patrick A.F.B. before retirement.

I married my first husband in Washington DC and had my daughter, Sherry, I have the one daughter, one granddaughter and one great granddaughter, who calls me GiGi. 
I have been in Florida for 41 years, first in Merritt Island and currently in Cape Canaveral.  I have lived in Ohio, Mississippi, Maryland and Washington D.C.
I like sports and Arts and Crafts.  I played as a pitcher in softball in High School, loved roller skating, was on bowling leagues, played golf, pool and have been in several dance clubs and especially enjoy dancing with my best friend and favorite dance partner, Sal!  I have been in charge of the dances at the Moose Club and the Veterans Memorial Center.  I held several officer positions for the Women of the Moose, the Brevard Single Adult Club, the Red-Hot Singles Chapter, and the Red Hat Society. 
After retirement I worked part-time for many venues in Brevard county and had my own business in crafting, along with co owning a consignment shop.
I have been a member of Unity for 25 years with this being my 5th location!  I served on the board from 2008-2011 as Secretary, Vice President and President.  I like Unity because it is so different from the strict Baptist religion, I grew up in.  My biggest accomplishment for my church was lowering the Insurance Premium by $8,000 a year.
It is an honor to serve as a Board Member once again.
With sincere Love and Blessings to All,  Christine

 

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MUSICIANS

Kurt Nall, Guitar and Vocals
Rene Nall, Vocals
Nancy Minerva, Vocals

 


STAFF

Kim WightOffice Manager

Kim has been with us for over a decade beginning in May of 2010.  She attended both Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, VA, and Alan Hancock College at Vandenberg AFB in CA.  Kim comes to us with several years of diverse experience as an Office Manager.