The 2019 Board of Trustees:
Phil Bullen first attended New Thought Unity in the late 1980's and early 1990's, and immediately connected with the spiritual teachings and meditation during services.
After some transitions at Unity and also in his personal life, he spent some years at another church, but is thrilled to be back at Unity. He loves the music, the loving and open spiritual messages and congregation, and of course the messages presented by Michael and Meghan.
He holds a degree in Business and Economics, and previously worked in administration and direct service at a mental health clinic, and for 5/3 bank. He was a founding board member and volunteer co-ordinator for the non-profit Tri-State Harvest, which moved donated food from restaurants and farms to area soup kitchens.
Phil is excited at the prospect of representing interests of the congregants through board membership. If elected, he has made a personal committment to make himself available after service to congregants to facilitate flow of information to the board.
If elected, he would like to focus on promoting financial stability and harmony at New Thought Unity, Long range planning, and a revitalization of the Committees. Phil is a creative problem-solver who wants the best for Unity and will put in the hours needed to make that possible.
I am a native of Northern Kentucky who has been blessed with a variety of educational and business experiences. I am a nurse by education, went back to school to complete my BA in Business Administration and had a 30 year career in healthcare that took
me to Boston, and Chicago, as well as, Cincinnati. During this 30 year span, I started three healthcare companies (Nurse staffing) and initiated a joint-venture with UC Health (formerly The Health Alliance). It was here that I met my husband of 10 years, Bob Griffith.
I am blessed with my husband, a dog, two horses, and a daughter-in-law and son-in-law with two grandchildren (not in order of importance;) I have been attending NTUC since 1996 and have seen the church evolve and transcend many changes. I would be honored to use my blessings to help NTUC prosper in spirituality and to grow my spiritual path.
My wife, Peg, and I first attended a Unity service in the mid 1970's in Lexington, Kentucky and instantly felt that the teachings of Unity were exactly what we were searching for, for ourselves and our family. From that moment on, Unity has been central to our personal spiritual development and an inspiration in our efforts to be what we believe in our professional and personal interactions with others. In 2016, we moved from Lexington to Cincinnati to be close to our three children and seven grandchildren. We could not have been more thrilled to find that New Thought Unity Center felt like home again. We've loved everyone we've met, the terrific music, and the dynamic ministerial team of Michael and Meghan. It's an honor to serve on the board with the goal of helping make our Center's vision and mission statements living realities in the hearts and lives of all who participate in this special fellowship."
I was born in Havana Cuba. I started attending Unity when I lived in Charlottesville Virginia in 1986. From the get go Unity felt like home to me, what I had been searching for all my life. I have been involved in teaching children the Unity Principles. I was very active at the Beacon of Light Unity Church in San Juan Puerto Rico, where I felt unconditional love and acceptance.
I have been a member at NTUC since 2012. I started coming because a friend invited me, and I became a member because I liked what I found here.
I am a native Cincinnatian and have lived here almost all my life. I have a degree in administrative management, and I am also a Physician’s Assistant (retired). I spent most of my career in the development of new medications.
I am currently involved as part of the management team for Angels’ Wings Resale Shop. The shop is a real joy for me. I love working there and meeting the people who come to shop. It provides a wonderful community service and is just a great place to visit!
I am also a basketweaver, a beader, an avid reader, a quilter, and I love to travel.