Board of Trustees
John is a 17-year retired marine biologist, with 38 years combined service with the California Department of Fish and Game and the California Fish and Game Commission. This life-long connection to Mother Ocean provided a sound foundation for a spiritual journey that arose out a dark night of the soul experience in 1990 and led him to Christ Unity Church in Sacramento where he met his wife Joy. He followed her to Unity Center of Davis in 2012 where he slowly became an integral part of the UCOD family. He served on the Board of Trustees 2014-2017 and is delighted and excited to have another opportunity to serve. He shares the production and display of our Sunday service PowerPoint slide shows with David Morse.
Dixie began attending Unity in 1992 with Dorothy and Phil Pierson at Unity of Sacramento. Her daughter grew up in Unity and Dixie co-taught in her classrooms for 4 years. She was also a member of the Greeter-Usher team for 8 years. She earned her Bachelor's degree in social science from the University of California at Berkeley, and her Master's degree in Marriage Family and Child Counseling at Cal State Sacramento, and worked as a licensed psychotherapist in California for 30 years before retiring. She attended Unity Center of Davis for 2 years before becoming a Board of Trustee member in 2018. The services provide her with spiritual support and inspiration, and the fellowship with the spiritual community is a blessing to her. She also participates in the special events, such as charity outreach to the Davis community during the holidays. She also enjoys spiritual book study, and workshops in writing and painting. She loved being in the Easter play in 2017.
Marcia has been a long time Davis resident, first coming for college in 1968. She is retired from a special education teaching career in Vacaville. Throughout the 1980's, Marcia was active in the Creative Initiative Foundation and the Beyond War Foundation. Both were dedicated to applying spiritual teachings to our personal and world situations. She has also been an active student of the Enneagram, studying with the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition. She discovered Unity in 1999 at Spiritual Life Center in Sacramento. She was active in Women of Spirit and the Faith in Action discussion groups. She has been a member of Unity Center of Davis from its beginning in 2007. She has served as a prayer chaplain since 2008 and has facilitated the Journey of Awakening discussions groups yearly. She is grateful for all that the Unity teachings have brought to her life and for having a community that is dedicated to practicing and living these principles of Love and Light. Family is a top priority for Marcia and her husband, Steve. They are with their 3 grandchildren weekly and are able to work in the children's classrooms.
On April 1, 2020 Rev. Richard Carlini became Unity Center of Davis’s Part-Time Minister and spiritual leader.
Rev. Rich, as he is known, has been an ordained minister in Unity Worldwide Ministries since 2004 and has served in Unity churches in Phoenix and Seattle and as Senior Minister for Transform Myself Inc., an alternative Unity ministry. Rev Rich is a sought-after speaker and teacher in Unity Centers throughout the US and is a co-host of the Unity Online Radio program “The Healing Power of Grief”.
In addition to his ministerial career, Rev. Rich has over 45 years of service in the health care industry and more than 25 years of leadership in the post-acute care arena, including home health, private duty, infusion, and hospice.
Cam has attended Unity Center of Davis since 2014. Previously, she was active in Centers for Spiritual Living in Davis, West Sacramento and the Bay Area. She has served in various volunteer capacities at UCOD and treasures the deep connections she has made with the UCOD spiritual community. Cam has had an almost 40-year career in management and fundraising, serving in nonprofit organizations, higher education and consulting. Her passions include her daughter and two grandchildren, choral singing, bringing live theater to local school children, yoga and creative movement and progressive political action.