Board of Trustees

Meet Our Board Of Trustees


REV. CAROLYN WARNEMUENDE - Senior Minister                 

I feel honored to lead our congregation as our Unity Church in Redding senior minister. The opportunity provides a beautiful way to practice the principles that are the basis of Unity and to serve as a model of leadership for others. Supporting our congregation, Board, volunteers and all that we stand for is a privilege.

JERI ROITMAN – President, Head Usher and Hospitality

I’ve attended Unity services for 17 years in California. What I love about Unity is the spiritual nourishment I receive. I look forward to each Sunday for the positive, uplifting talks and the warmth, kindness, and love from the congregants. It is a joy and pleasure to share my time and be in fellowship and service with like-minded people.

REV. KEN FICKLIN - Associate Minister

    I joined Unity in 2005, moving to Redding in 2010. Unity is my rock from which I venture out into each realm of life. I became the Associate Spiritual Leader at UCIR in 2018. My background is in financial audit and accounting. I was a part time teacher in Southern California for high school and college students. I served on the board for a not-for-profit organization and as a city commissioner.

Kathy Black

Kathy joined UCIR in 2010. She was initially drawn to our spiritual community though A Course in Miracles. During a church service in 2011, she was guided to become a Prayer Chaplain. As well as serving as a Prayer Chaplain and Board member, Kathy works in the front office and steps up to serve whenever she is asked.


Nancy McWhirter

Nancy began attending UCIR in 2013 and joined in 2016. As well as being a Board member, she serves as the facilitator for A Course in Miracles and our bi-weekly book group. When asked to run for the Board, Nancy readily accepted. Unity speaks to her because of its total acceptance of everyone. “Unity lives up to its name,” she says.



Al Boren

Al has had a lifelong involvement in the Unity movement. He and his wife Corrine were married over thirty years ago at a lake near Colorado Springs by Unity Pastors Edie and Tom Skalitzky.  Al’s career is highlighted by senior leadership positons in the federal government, a national youth serving organization, the YMCA and fundraising consulting.  Corrinne is on staff at Shasta College, daughter Chelsea resides in Paris and daughter Grace is in Arcata, while four doggies and kitty Cheery help take care of the home.


Nancy Johnson 

Nancy joined Kay Pieser and her mother Eva Johnson in establishing Unity Church in 1984. She has served as the church musician since our beginnings and has served on the Board numerous times. Nancy loves Unity because it gives her hope and purpose.