Board of 2017
Born in Venezuela in 1947, of one American parent and one Venezuelan parent, MaryClaire grew up bilingual, English/Spanish. She holds both a BA and an MA from Eastern Michigan University. She's worked as a waitress, department store salesperson, airline reservations, travel agent, real estate agent, handyman assistant, teacher (Martin County Schools) and Administrative Assistant.
My goal is to be of service. My vision is tied to the vision of the Unity community, as together we forge a future for ourselves.
Bruce's vision for Unity of Stuart is that of spiritually based, well-run, not-for-profit business, with a written plan and solid business foundation in alignment with Unity Principles. A Spiritual Center that welcomes, empowers, and supports all along their spiritual path, focused on living life from a place of love, purpose, and greater good. Bruce's view is of being a leader and team player as opposed to employing some specific business management style. Open communication with the Congregation is essential.
As a native Floridian, Linda has sat on various boards, such as Children’s Services Board of Broward County, Florida School Advisory Council, and Martin County Parks and Recreation Board. Since attending Unity of Stuart in 2004, she has served in several capacities: prayer chaplain, platform assistant, and most currently manager of The Spring Forth Campaign.
“Unity of Stuart has always held a special place in my heart. The love and fellowship along with the spiritual learning makes it a wonderful environment. I am overjoyed to be working with the new ministers, the other board members, as well as fellow congregants as we solidify our vision and bring synergy to creating the next steps for our growth. It is exciting times, and I have great expectations as Spirit moves us forward.”
Roberta has been involved with Unity of Stuart since 2006 and became a voting member in 2011. She has a background in accounting and has volunteered in different capacities at Unity of Stuart. Roberta is a Prayer Chaplain here at Unity of Stuart. Roberta also volunteers with Treasure Coast Hospice.
Unity of Stuart is Roberta's spiritual family. She see Unity of Stuart as a prosperous, spiritual center focused on the consciousness of infinite possibilities, as we help each other be the change we want to see in the world.
Member at Large
When Ron attended his first Unity of Stuart service in 2010 he felt that he had found his spiritual home. He became a member in 2014 and has since been active as an usher, the financial committee and in the Spring Forth campaign. However, he is probably best known as the husband of and “roadie” for Shirell, the talented keyboard player and flutist in the Joyful Noise Band.
"My goal is to help Unity of Stuart to continue to grow into a more prosperous, joyous, harmonious and 'positive path for spiritual living', where all are welcome and feel as “at home” as I do when I am there."