Community . . . God's Way
Pete Barker is a registered architect with more than 20 years of experience and serves as one of five principals in an architectural firm in Phoenix, Arizona. The son of a pastor, Pete has been in the church all of his life and has served as Chairman of Deacons, as well as many other administrative capacities. He also serves as a Bible teacher and mediator for his local church. A peacemaker by Spiritual gift, Pete has facilitated small groups in the “Five Principles of Unity” study. His passion for church unity is based on a belief that it is God’s desire for the church and it is what best equips the church for evangelism. Pete resides in Phoenix with his wife, Shirley, and their two children.
Elizabeth Biedrzycki is the South Texas Regional Coordinator for the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The daughter of our founder and Executive Director, Elizabeth has lived (and taught) this ministry’s principles her entire life. With a background in communications (including public relations and social media) she writes youth curriculum for Disciple Now weekends and Summer Camps. Elizabeth lives with her husband, Bobby, in Dallas, Texas, where they are leaders in a church plant, Christ City Church.
Tom Cuthbert serves as a chair for Vistage International, mentoring local CEOs. Additionally, Tom is the managing director for BradfordLawton, a brand transformation firm. He brings over 25 years of business experience along with a heart for peacemaking to the ministry. His business background includes founding several companies, most recently Adometry in Austin. Tom taught a men’s Sunday school class for over ten years. He also served as a deacon, Sunday school director and in many other areas of the church. Over the years, he has personally experienced the positive effects of the ministry. He feels passionate about the need to equip Christians for peacemaking and building stronger relationships within God’s church. Tom and his wife Jill live in San Antonio and attend Wayside Chapel. Together they have five children.
Dr. Ann Farris, former Deputy Superintendent of Schools for the Killeen Independent School District, now serves as the Assistant City Manager for the city of Killeen and is a long-time friend of Christian Unity Ministries. She is a Bible teacher and lay leader at her church. Ann’s considerable background in the education field combines with her talents as a gifted professional trainer/facilitator, giving her much to bring to the Unity Ministries table. She has facilitated numerous”Five Principles of Unity” groups in churches of diverse backgrounds.
Don R. Ford currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for H-E-B Federal Credit Union and has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry in San Antonio. Don has been an active member, Deacon and Lay leader at Churchill Baptist for over 20 years, where he currently serves and Vice Chairman of Deacons, Chairman of the Missions Committee and is a High School youth Sunday school teacher. Don has experienced God calling him to a ministry and new direction in his life the last several years with a specific focus on unity, personal relationships and peacemaking and he looks forward to further equipping God’s people on the 5 Principles of Unity. Don lives in San Antonio with his wife Christi and has two daughters.
Andrew Guthrie is yet another link in the long line of pastors’-kids-turned-attorneys to serve in the leadership of Christian Unity Ministries. (OK, so maybe it’s just him and Blake.) Andrew practices law at Haynes and Boone, LLP in Dallas, where his focus is on business litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. He graduated first in his class from Baylor University School of Law, and soon after worked as a briefing attorney for Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett. Before law school, Andrew earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Missouri. Andrew has taught Five Principles of Unity with this ministry in South Africa. As the youngest member of the Board, Andrew hopes to focus on reaching his generation with what is an increasingly counter-cultural message of Biblical community. He lives in Dallas, where he and his wife, Bailey, attend Northwest Bible Church.
Jimmy D. “Skip” Hulett, Jr. is a former State District Judge and has practiced law in Texas since 1983. Presently serving as General Counsel for Goodman Networks, Inc., Skip is an experienced mediator and litigator. A frequent speaker for continuing legal education seminars, civic organizations, and churches, he served as President of the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association and is a former recipient of the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Jefferson County Award. Skip is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and is an active member of his church, presently serving as an Elder at the Nineteen Ten Church in Boerne, Texas. He has also served as Director of Mediation & Arbitration Services for Transitional Ministries. Skip resides in the Texas Hill Country along with his wife Susan and their three children.
Kelley Kimble, Chair of the Board of Directors, has served as an Associate District Judge covering six counties in South Texas since 1996. Prior to joining the judiciary, she was in private practice in Dallas specializing in real estate and banking transactions. Kelley is an active lay leader in both her home church, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Uvalde and The Diocese of West Texas. In her home church, Kelley has served on vestry and twice as Senior Warden. Currently, Kelley is an assistant Chancellor for DWTX as well as serving on the Executive Board, the Finance Committee, Trustee for the Church Corp., and a deputy to General Convention. Kelley lives in Uvalde with her husband, Travis. Together, they have 7 children.
Matt Scott currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Alamo Heights United Methodist Church. Born and raised in San Antonio, Matt grew up active in his faith and has been a leader in faith communities throughout his life. Interested in people and organizations, Matt studied entrepreneurship and finance in college, earning a business degree from Wake Forest University. After college, Matt returned home to attend St. Mary’s School of Law. After law school, Matt practiced Estate Planning & Probate law with a boutique estate planning firm, Bayern & Aycock, in San Antonio. Upon discerning a call to ministry, Matt left his law practice and attended Duke Divinity School, earning his Masters of Divinity degree. When he completed seminary, Matt returned to San Antonio, to pastor at his home church, Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, where he currently serves as Executive Pastor. Matt also consults with leadership teams of churches, ministries and small businesses to lead them through strategic planning, leadership development, and organizational alignment. In his free time, Matt enjoys improv comedy. Matt and his wife, Christina, live in San Antonio, and love to eat great food, explore the city and travel.
Sarah Woolsey is a communication strategist and entrepreneur passionate about finding ways that business and the church intersect to create opportunities for people to use their vocations to love God and love others. She has a background in communications and design in both nonprofit and for-profit settings and is currently launching The Impact Guild, a collaborative workspace focused on community development in partnership with her church, The Park Community Church. Sarah’s alignment with Christian Unity Ministries comes through a shared passion to see God’s people restored in healthy relationships with God and one another. She and her husband Bill live in San Antonio and are just embarking into parenthood with their first child.