Annette discovered and joined Unity of Wilmington in early 1994 having relocated from the NJ/PA area. She served at two other spiritual communities before joining the staff of Unity in 2007 as the Administrative Assistant. She currently performs the daily secretarial duties as well as participates in many of the special events. She enjoys the diversity of the job along with having the opportunity to utilize her creative spirit in many situations. Contact Annette.
Annette Cook, Administrative Assistant
Lisa is a life-long learner, with Master's degrees in Speech Pathology and in Business Administration, additional certification in writing and in yoga, as well as Oneness Blessing work and immersion in music-music-music. She has studied piano since the age of seven and has long dreamed of fantastically singing with "Up with People" or of playing keyboard with "The Archies". Leading the Music Team at Unity is right now fulfilling her dreams of joining many people together to create uplifting musical experiences. Contact Lisa.
Lisa Keating, Music Director
Marie comes to this position with 30 years of hands on classroom and private home experience working with children ages birth through 18. With two degrees in Early Child Education and Performing Arts, she often partners the two in her approach to teaching. Though new to this post, directing and leading a program is not new to her, having served as the Assistant to the Fine Arts Director, middle school drama teacher at Cape Fear Academy, Director of Educational Outreach for Stageworks of Wilmington and more. Marie empowers our children toward their highest good through the experience of UNITY. And so it is! Contact Marie.
Marie Chonko, Youth Ed Director
Sarah is our nursery caregiver. She has been working with children in some way, since she was in the 4th grade. She started out as a mother’s helper and worked as a summer camp counselor for many years. Sarah has lived in Wilmington most of her life. She graduated from East Carolina University in 2012. She enjoys working with children and looks forward to playing in the nursery with your children!
Sarah Kenney, Nursery Caregiver
I have enjoyed being in the position of Volunteer Coordinator at Unity of Wilmington for the past five years. My position includes organizing and directing delivery of volunteer services, maintaining communication between staff, committees and volunteers, maintaining records, and recruiting and assigning volunteers to services on the basis of program needs and volunteer interest and skills. I also help in promoting volunteer appreciation along with our Senior Minister. Contact Gail.
Gail O'Brien, Volunteer Coordinator
Gene spent 36 years as a carpenter on the maintenance staff of Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, where he and his wife Kathy lived until moving to Wilmington in 2013. After he retired in 2006, he worked as part of the maintenance/custodial staff at Central United Methodist Church in TC. Working at Unity of Wilmington part-time in the same capacity is a good fit and a good place to work.
Gene Sinclair, Facility Maintenance