Community . . . God's Way
Pete Barker (Chair) (Phoenix, AZ) is a registered architect with more than 20 years of experience and serves as one of five principals in an architectural firm in Phoenix. 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’s wife is Shirley, and they have two children.
Elizabeth Biedrzycki (San Antonio, TX) is the South Texas Regional Coordinator for the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The oldest 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, and they are lay leaders and Bible teachers at First Baptist Church, San Antonio.
Tom Cuthbert (San Antonio, TX) serves as a chair for Vistage International, mentoring local CEOs. 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 attend Wayside Chapel. Together they have five children.
Dr. Ann Farris (Killeen, TX), former Deputy Superintendent of Schools for the Killeen Independent School District, and former Assistant City Manager for the city of Killeen, is a long-time friend of Christian Unity Ministries. She is a Bible teacher and lay leader at First Baptist Church, Killeen. 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. Ann is married to Gerald and they have one adult daughter.
Don R. Ford (San Antonio, TX) 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 is an active member and Lay leader at Lighthouse Church. 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 they have two adult daughters.
Andrew Guthrie (Dallas, TX) 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 one of the youngest members of the Board, Andrew hopes to focus on reaching his generation with what is an increasingly counter-cultural message of Biblical community. He and his wife, Bailey, attend Northwest Bible Church and they have one child.
Jimmy D. “Skip” Hulett, Jr. (Boerne, TX) is a former State District Judge and has practiced law in Texas since 1983. Presently serving as a General Counsel, 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 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 they have three adult children.
Kelley Kimble (Uvalde, TX) 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 her home church, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Uvalde and also serves as the Chancellor for The Diocese of West Texas as well as serving on the Executive Board, the Finance Committee, Trustee for the Church Corp., and a deputy to General Convention. Kelley and her husband, Travis, together, have 7 children.
Jay Netherton (Dallas, TX) is an executive communication consultant for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree from Baylor University in Communication where he was recognized as the department’s top student and graduated with honors. Jay has a deep passion for the power of communication in organizations, particularly the church. Having served as a staff member and layperson in a variety of church and faith-based settings, Jay has experienced first-hand the transformative power of effectively communicating a Scripture-centered approach to church unity. Jay is also an avid college basketball fan and met his wife Sarah shooting hoops at Baylor. She remains the only person to beat him in a game of one-on-one while wearing a dress and flip flops.
Matt Scott (San Antonio, TX) 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, love to eat great food, explore the city and travel.
Sarah Woolsey (San Antonio, TX) 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 have one child.