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Leadership

board of trustees & Staff

our leadership style is based on the constellation theory.
there is not just one star; there are many stars joined together
in partnership with our leaders.

Meet your Board Of Trustees

Milagros "Millie" Pinal

President
Unity of Fort Lauderdale originally welcomed Millie (when she joined) in 2000 and she has served on the Hospitality & Gardening Team, as Program Manager, as a Prayer Chaplain, she led the Spanish Prayer Circle, served in Pastoral Care, and as the past Board of Trustees Vice President & Board of Trustees Secretary.  

Millie loves to travel, has a passion for arts & crafts, loves gardening, and is an absolutely phenomenal cook. Her favorite meal to prepare is pernil & arroz con gandules. Millie is committed to serving at Unity of Fort Lauderdale. She highly believes in service and practicing our Unity Principles to continue growing Spiritually.

Chris Rucker

Secretary
Chris was introduced to Unity in 1998.  He has a Bachelor of Arts in Paralegal Studies and 20 years of experience in litigation support and management.

He has been a member of UOFL since 2008 and served on the Information and Special Events Teams.  

Chris' goal for UOFL is to focus more on the traditional Unity teachings so we can live the principles with authenticity as we work towards the goal of building community.

Meet YOUR Staff

Marca Patton

Operations Manager
Marca is a thirty year (currently retired) law enforcement professional, specializing in crime victim services, crisis intervention and management.  She is a founding member of the Broward Victim Rights Coalition and served as President of the executive board for five years.

Marca brings with her the combined experience of both private and public leadership skills with her mastery of crisis response and management.  Marca has been a UOFL member for 10 years and has served as Lead Chaplain and President of the  UOFL Board of Trustees.

Bryan Sawchuk

Spiritual Leader
Bryan was born in Canada and moved to South Florida in 1984, where he grew up and has spent the majority of his life.  His first Unity experience was in 2007 during a guided meditation at Unity of Fort Lauderdale.  Bryan has been a Unity Prayer Chaplain Emeritus (since 2008), is a Global Sciences Foundation Certified Law of Attraction practitioner and coach, and graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with the degree of Bachelors of Science in Business Studies & Organizational Leadership.  

Bryan is serving under special dispensation from Unity Worldwide Ministries as our Spiritual Leader and in an active mentor agreement with Rev. Toni Boehm.  He has been accepted at Unity Urban Ministerial School where he is currently enrolled and attending classes on his path to ordination as a Unity Minister.

It is truly an honor & blessing to serve in this position. My mission is to co-create a leading-edge, thriving, and dynamic global Unity Center.  The core & foundation is built on authentic heart-centered relationships, empowering & loving each other, spiritual and emotional maturity, and taking bold action where all are welcome and feel at home.  


Barbara Wilkins

Office Administration
Barbara has done a variety of background work.  Her most recent positions are in Vacation Home Rentals and helping with ECHO Inc. (Educational Concerns Hunger Organization).  ECHO Inc., is an international nonprofit that has been equipping and empowering hungry families by teaching small scale sustainable farming.  

Barbara’s skills are perfect for efficient behind the scenes administration and support for our Unity of Fort Lauderdale community.  She brings enthusiastic energy that embraces our core values.  Her favorite value to bring is Joy “regardless of our circumstances”.  

Meet YOUR music team

Rachel Ohnsman

Music Director / Vocalist
Rachel joined the the Music Team as Music Director in 2018 and has completed her graduate program at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music.  Growing up in PA, Rachel trained in classical piano and voice, and enjoys musical theatre. Upon moving to Miami, she found her love in jazz and pop.

DD Wilde

Vocalist
DD, a Miami native, has graced Unity Churches in South Florida with her voice for well over a decade. DD grew up with eight siblings where music was a constant. Though none of the family was formally trained, what was an enjoyable hobby became a profession for all in their youth.  In 1988, DD released her debut album "No Way Out".

IGNACIO GOMEZ 

Sound Engineer
Iggy immigrated from Santiago, Chile, where he received his Masters in Sound Engineering.  He has been a part of the Unity of Fort Lauderdale Music Team for nearly a decade.  He uses his expertise in various ventures throughout South Florida.