|Unity at the Lake||
Board of Trustees 2019-2020
Dale Froling, President
My name is Dale Froling and I would like to thank the nominating team for nominating me for a term on Unity at The Lake Church board. I am sure that I will find it both a challenge and a joy to serve on the board once again.
I believe our church can move forward, prosper, and grow, if we stay on track and continue using the basic principles taught by Unity.
I was born in Grand Rapids Michigan March 18, 1942. I graduated from high school in Ft. Lauderdale Fla. In 1961, and have continued my education up to this point, through the school of hard knocks.
I have been self-employed most of my life, and operated three different kind of businesses. The last one for 21 years here in Missouri, that did advertising in over 32 cities in Missouri. I have now been retired for the last year and a half.
I was a member of Unity of The Lakes Church, Warsaw Mo. for ten years and spent three of those years as their board president. I joined Friends of God Unity Church Aug, 2002, which later became Unity at The Lake Church of Sunrise Beach. I have served on this board for nine years in the past with six of those as vice president. I have also been on various different church teams, and I believe they have been a vital part of the growth of our church.
I have been a part of more Unity Classes and Book Studies then I can mention, however I will list a few.
Lessons in Truth by Emily Cady, Excuses Begone by Wayne Dyer, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav, Mind the Master Power by Charles Roth, A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, Keep a True Lent by Charles Fillmore, The Third Coming by Jim Rosemergy, The Gospel of Thomas by Marvin Meyer, and The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz just to mention a few.
I would like to thank you again for this opportunity to serve on Unity at the Lake board.
Belinda Ragain, Tresurer
I was born in Kansas City April 21 ,1951 I graduated high school in 1969 and continued my education at Menorah Hospital in Radiology. I worked at the occupation until 1978 when my families business called me here. I loved it, got married and raised a family. I stayed pretty much in the medical field working a the Laurie Nursing Home , doing Home Health and spending 1998-2016 working at Laurie Health mart Pharmacy.
I joined Unity at the Lake on Dec 16, 2007 . I taught Sunday school ever since then, worked on various teams, took classes and enjoyed being a part of the Unity Movement.
Lauri J. Laughland, Board Member
Lauri was first introduced to Unity 22 years ago and has been a member of Unity Temple on the Plaza since that time. She became a member of Unity at the Lake in 2018 after attending for several years. Lauri strongly believes in the Unity principles, the law of attraction, and the power of positive thinking! She enjoys reading books by the authors that espouse these
principles. After Lauri became an adult, she learned that her grandmother received and read the Daily Word many years ago. Lauri graduated from Center High School in Kansas City, where she was active in sports and many organizations. She earned a degree in journalism at Mizzou and then a law degree from UMKC. She has had a general law practice in the Kansas City area for over 35 years and concentrates mainly in the areas of criminal law, domestic relations, and bankruptcy. Lauri was recently awarded the national honor of acceptance into Women of Distinction Honors Edition for 2018. She is a previous member of the Board of Directors for the Jackson County Public Water Supply District Number 1, having been elected by the citizens to that position. Lauri lives in Lee’s Summit with her partner, Janet, and dog, Scout. She enjoys spending time at the lake, boating, traveling, and avidly rooting for the Royals, Chiefs and Mizzou Tigers. She looks forward to serving on the board of directors and thanks the congregation for the opportunity to servr.
Judy Klueser Vice President
I have been attending Unity church since Rev. Jim Rosemergy's first lesson in 2001. Since then nearly every class offered has been an opportunity for me to know God more and to grow my spirituality.
During these 17 years I have been fortunate to serve on the following; the Love In Action Ministry, The Choir, the Welcome committee, Prayer Ministry, and leading the Women's group of Unity for several years.
Along with my church family I have enjoyed assisting with special activities such as Circulation Day, fund raisers, yard and church clean up, and others.
If chosen to serve on the board I will do my best in assisting our church so we may continue to be a blessing in the spiritual growth of our church family, our community and our world.
Marty Fiser Board Member
Unity at the Lake is a self-governing, non-profit spiritual organization. We offer spiritual support to our members and the community through our programs and services, which welcome all people.
Our Creed of the Heart which
reflects this inclusiveness is:
Our God is Love,
Our Race is Human,
Our Religion is Oneness.
We live this Truth through our thoughts, actions and interactions with one another.
Unity at the Lake is part of the greater worldwide Unity Movement comprised of hundreds of ministries, study groups, and three professional organizations: Unity School of Christianity (the founding organization), the Independent Alliance of Ministers in Unity, and Unity Worldwide Ministries.
Like all Unity churches and study groups, Unity at the Lake is an independent, self sustaining ministry. It does not receive financial support from any other Unity organization, except on an occasional love offering basis.
Unity at the Lake is governed by its \ Board of Trustees and supported through the gifts and services of its members and friends. We offer spiritual support to our members and the community through our programs and services, which welcome all people. The operational responsibilities for Unity at the Lake lie with the Board of Trustees. All board members, except the ministers, are elected by the congregation from its membership in a democratic process. The ministers are standing members of the board. The president and other officers are elected by the board.
To serve on the board, an individual must be a member in good standing of Unity at the Lake Church, have a strong Unity background and be willing to commit the time to board responsibilities. The board functions as a team in carrying out the leadership, operational and fiduciary responsibilities of the church.
The By-Laws of Unity at the Lake Church are registered with the state of Missouri and certified as a non-profit. All board members sign a "Code of Ethics & Commitment Agreement" which states in part: "I hereby pledge to carry out in a trustworthy and diligent manner the duties and obligations of my role as a board member. I will exercise the duties and responsibilities of this office with prayer, integrity, collegiality and care, always working to learn to do my job better. I will hold sacred my own prayer life, spiritual practices and spiritual growth. I will demonstrate my commitment by setting an example of the spiritual principles taught by Unity through my words and actions."