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.
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.
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.