Thank You! Thank you so very much and from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to serve on your board for the last six years. You see, I am completing my 2nd straight term and 6th straight year overall as a board member and that means my time on the board will come to an end in February. And WOW, what a journey it has been for me personally. So in my final Discoveries article as both President and a member, I’d love to share with you what I experienced during my time on the board.
During my time, I had the pleasure of serving alongside four ministers: two years with Clare Austen, two years with David McClure and the last two years with Gary & Jane Simmons. I had the opportunity of being a part of two major transitions from Clare to David and David to Gary and Jane. I had the opportunity to take part in a ministerial search as well as changing our name to Unity Spiritual Center. My roles included being Treasurer, Historian, Vice President and President. I’ve experienced connections, challenges, self-development, trust, transformation, safety, companionship, fear of not enough, disappointment, fun, enthusiasm, empowerment, stress, excitement, joy. The list is endless! I’ve personally grown as my own spiritual journey has been enhanced while being a member of the board. I’ve made friends. I’ve learned the business side of Unity Spiritual Center. I’ve experienced declining membership and revenues. I’ve learned how to be more grateful. I developed my own core values as well as struggled with my own sense of not enough. I received tons of support, especially from my wife Rebecca – thank you sweetheart. I have been part of this great transformation that is happening now at Unity Spiritual Center. I have had the honor of deepening my friendship with Dr. Gary over our many Saturday morning get-togethers. But the one thing that I cherish the most and will always carry with me is that sense of fulfillment I have in my heart for serving Unity Spiritual Center and giving my best and always showing up. I remember the call I received from Jeff Hunter six years ago asking me if I would consider serving on the Board of Trustees. After praying about it, I called him back and said YES, and I am so grateful I did. Being a trustee is an experience that I can always look back on and know that I did my best and gave my all. I have been very blessed to serve here at Unity Spiritual Center. So again, I thank you for allowing me to gain this life experience. I will always treasure it.
With Love & Blessings, Charlie Ker, Board President