Community . . . God's Way
Elizabeth Le’anani Coffee (San Antonio, TX) is the daughter of this ministry’s founder and has grown up with “Unity Principles” her whole life. While her formal training is in advertising and public relations, her work experience reflects a decade working alongside religious non-profits and leaders through community engagement. She serves as the Community Engagement Facilitator for the H. E. Butt Foundation, leading Narrative Change cohorts helping participants understand the current realities of social, racial, and economic inequity. She stewards learning communities and designs learning journeys for people to engage with these issues theologically, systemically, and personally. She is also a research associate with the Lilly School of Philanthropy’s Lake Institute on Faith and Giving engaging with American patterns of giving and gathering for religious causes. She serves Truett Seminary at Baylor University on their Board of Advocates, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity on their advisory council, and as a board member of Mission City Renewal. Elizabeth is married to Mark Menjivar and has two boys. They are all a part of the San Antonio Mennonite Church.
Dr. Ann Farris (Killeen, TX)(Chair), 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.
Meredith Stone (San Antonio, TX) is the owner of Stone Concierge Financial Solutions, LLC which provides accounting services and support to local entrepreneurs. Prior to starting her own business, Meredith worked in the corporate sphere specializing in Internal Audit and Risk Analysis. She has a heart for Christian unity, building strong faith-based relationships, adding depth to small group ministries and effectively using resources to accomplish goals and objectives. She is an active member of First Baptist Church, San Antonio serving on the Finance Committee and Single Adults Ministry Team. She resides in San Antonio with her 3 fun loving dogs—a Vizsla, Pit Bull, and a Yorkie. In her free time, she enjoys shooting sporting clays, Camp Gladiator, and Vizsla meet up groups.
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.