Staff, Board of Trustees, Musicians

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The Staff and Leadership of Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing is committed to providing the membership with opportunities to explore their spiritual path and awaken to their oneness with God, each other and all creation

Rev. Sharon Ketchum
Rev. Sharon Ketchum
Senior Minister
Jessica Shelton
Jessica Shelton,
Office Manager


Rev. Sharon Ketchum, Minister    

Off on Wednesdays 

Jessica Shelton, Office Manager

Office Hours: Wed - Friday 10 am - 2 pm




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!

Jeff Benoit
Vice President
Jeff Benoit
Chrissie Shearer
Chrissie Shearer

 Chrissie Shearer was elected as President.

Chrissie is in her 1st year of her second term 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 enthusiam.

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.




Jill Dening 2021
Secretary Jill Dening
Jane Cloos 2021
Treasurer 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.

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!




Members at Large

Lucille Olson in red
Lucille Olson
Janet Cortwright
Janet Cortright
Donnette Pinkerton
Donnette Pinkerton

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.

Donnette and Janet were welcomed to the Board in July 2024.


Donnette Pinkerton brings wonderful organizational skills and is currently a member of our Inclusion Team and Hospitality Team.  She also lead a safety plan team to use in the event of any emergencies.

Janet Cortright is an expert on labyrinths as well as various healing methods.  She also has great organizational skills, works with our Sage Education Team and brings a depth of spirituality that is a blessing to our community.

Our Leadership Council - A Mission Centric Church, Click here for more information

group of people holding hands above their headsLeadership Council is comprised of our Board of Directors and Team Leaders from each of our Ministry Teams: 

Primary Teams: Administration, Celebration Services, Facilities, Outreach/Social, SAGE (Classes and Workshops), Inclusivity -Diversity, Tech Team and Hospitality were recently added to our main teams as the function has expanded in our new campus.

Sub Teams and Task Teams: Lunch Bunch, Silent Prayer Team, Pastoral Connections, Unity Earthcare, Design Team, Lunch Bunch, Library, Ushers/Greeters, Counters, Platforms, Grounds, Labyrinth, Lugnuts Night, Renovations, Gardens

New teams form as needs arise.

Hiatus: Youth & Family




Click here to learn more about the Music Team

Director/ Piano Jeff English, Drums/Sound Steve Edwards (and Michael Rostesos (Razz))

Bass Justin Valla    Guitar John Loose                                                                Song Leader Greg Dening

A variety of soloists are featured weekly

Band - Jeff, John, Justin, Steve
Razz on drums, Justin Valla bass, John Loose guitar
Jeff English piano and music director
Greg Dening
Greg Dening, Song Leader