A positive path for spiritual living

Our Board and Staff


Our Board of Trustees


Lalena Barnes, President

Charles Cline, Vice President

David Gnage, Treasurer  

Susan Bannon, Member at Large 

Rev. Yvonne McAndrew, Senior Minister 



Our Staff



Rev.  Yvonne McAndrew

Senior Minister


Reverend Yvonne McAndrew is a heart centered spiritual being who enjoys sharing her gifts of speaking, teaching, storytelling, metaphysical interpretation, and humor in varying aspects of her Sunday lessons. She is engaging, loving, joyful, and compassionate in all she endeavors.

Rev. Yvonne says, “When we connect our head with our heart, we are on holy ground.”





Helen Sylvester
Office Manager


Helen is a seeker of Spiritual Truth who aspires to live in the space of possibilities while allowing Spirit to work in and through her.  She has joyously served and continues to serve UCCL in many ways including Ministerial Search Committee, Board Member at Large, Small Group Facilitator, Kitchen Angel, Worship Assistant, Usher, Prayer Chaplain, Prayer Chaplain Trainer/Coordinator, and Musician.  Helen is a self-described Unity groupie.  Each day she taps into Spirit and asks “show me what is mine to do this day.”  She considers serving UCCL an honor and a privilege.  Thank you God!


Dixie Smith
Youth and Family Director


I am grateful every day to be part of this community.  As I get to know our children, I am struck by the truth shared so many years ago by one of our co-founders, Myrtle Fillmore, “The mission of Wee Wisdom is not to entertain the children but to call them out. To be always entertained is to be dwarfed and dependent. To be ‘called out’ is to follow the harmonious law of the soul's unfoldment. Who meddles with the rosebud? What fingers are deft enough to pry open that marvel of folded beauty? We are wise enough to leave it alone to follow the glad law of its own unfolding. But our children! Have we dealt as wisely with these buds of marvelous possibilities? Have we always remembered that they too, must quicken and unfold through the innate law of their own genius?”




Richard Lawson
Facilities Manager



Richard has been a stable influence and blessing to UCCL for over 13 years. Richard’s long history of service has included stints on our Board of Trustees, assistance with our youth, and maintenance of our building and grounds. Whether installing molding, painting walls, working in the garden or fixing a broken fixture, Richard has always been our go to “Fix It Man".




Marianne Cross




Bill Durr
Sound and Technology





Bill Wuerfel
Licensed Unity Teacher

Bill is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and has performed in Unity and New Thought churches since 1994. His principal instruments are drums and percussion but also sings in choir and group settings.  Bill has been a Licensed Unity Teacher since 2008 was a Prayer Associate with Silent Unity.  He is a Prayer Chaplain Trainer/Coordinator here at UCCL. 






Theresa Harden
Licensed Unity Teacher