Board of Trustees

The 2023 Board of Trustees meet the 4th Sunday of each month.


President Chrissie Shearer, Vice President Jeff Benoit, Secretary Jill Dening, Treasurer Jane Cloos

Board of Trustees Pledge: Recognizing God as our Infinite Source and Power, we, the servant leaders of Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, are anchored in the spiritual practices of meditation, tithing and visioning. Thank you, God, for the opportunity to love and to serve!

Chrissie Shearer
Chrissie Shearer
Jeff Benoit
Vice President
Jeff Benoit

 Chrissie Shearer was elected as President.

Chrissie is in her 3rd year on the board and brings a wealth of experience from her professional life.  She is a master of meeting efficiencies and efficacies and brings great joy and enthusiasm.

Jeff Benoit is serving as Vice President.  Jeff heads up our administrative team and is reactivating our Event Rental Team.  Jeff has been part of several other Unity churches as he's moved around the country and brings new ideas, as well as a passion for Unity.  Jeff was elected in 2023



Jill Dening 2021
Secretary Jill Dening
Jane Cloos 2021
Jane Cloos


Jill Dening has been an active member of Unity since we were located on Marshall Street.  She has been active on a number of our ministry teams - Earthcare, Hospitality, Tech Team and more.  She brings wonderful skills with details and organization. Jill was elected in 2023

Jane Cloos has served as treasurer several times over her 30 year tenure with Unity.  She is well-versed in financials and delves deeply into the reports to insure that Unity is expertly accounted!  Jane was elected for her first term in 2021


Members at Large

Lucille Olson in red
Lucille Olson
Teresa Mulford in red
Teresa Mulford

Teresa Mulford is co-founder of our Inclusion-Diversity teams and works closely with the Sage Team (as well as other teams) to insure our Diversity Statement is a living part of our Unity experience.  Teresa, with her law background, took the lead on the recent revision of our bylaws - a tremendous task!  Teresa was elected in 2022

Lucille Olson, author, composer & musician, is a seasoned veteran of the new thought experience.  She reliably challenges us to consider new ideas, approaches and events.  Lucille was elected in 2022.