Minister, Board & Staff

Meet Our Minister

Rev. Joslyn Mason received her Masters of Divinity from the Unity Institute and was ordained by the Association of Unity Churches in 2009. Since then, she has been an adjunct instructor for the Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) program at Unity Village and for the Detroit Urban Ministerial School, and has had speaking engagements at Unity churches in Missouri, Kansas, and southeastern Michigan (Ann Arbor and Detroit). She also serves as the Vice President, Board of Trustees for Unity Community for Spiritual Unfoldment, an internet ministry for young adults. Rev. Mason as received training in Heart Math, Peace Making, Prosperity Principles and Chaplaincy Work, and served as a Prayer Associate at Silent Unity for approximately three years.

Before becoming a minister, Rev. Mason earned a variety of college degrees in education and had extensive experience in schools and urban development projects in the Baltimore, MD, community. For six years there, she was principal at the Villa Maria School, a nonpublic school for emotionally disturbed children. During the same time, she developed an after school program plan for at risk students under the authority of the Baltimore mayor's office and served with the city's Citizens Housing and Planning Association.

Our Board of Directors

Back Row, L-R:  Rev. Joslyn Mason, Trustee Maggie Adams, Treasurer Paul Marquis, Secretary Tom Coughlin
Front Row, L-R:  President Jo Brown, Trustee Lynn Sager, Vice-President Sue Carlson, Former Treasurer Barbara Gullotti

Our Staff

 

Tracy Process
Office Manager & Wedding Director 

Tracy Process is a graduate of Davenport University in Grand Rapids, with over 30 years of management experience.  She has worked at Unity since 1997, witnessing and assisting with tremendous growth over that time.

Tracy and her husband Brad have made their home in Kalamazoo since 1995.  They enjoy spending time with their several nieces and nephews, as well as camping and going "up north" to visit family.  They are big Sparty fans and have MSU season football tickets!  GO GREEN!  Tracy also enjoys crafts, scrapbooking, movies and live theater.  

 

 

Jim Pero
Director of Youth and Family Ministry

Jim Pero grew up in Allen Park, MI and received a liberal arts degree from Henry Ford Community College.   Jim stumbled upon Unity in the late 80’s while stationed in Charleston South Carolina. After six years in the Navy he moved back to Michigan and got involved with Unity Chapel of Southgate, working in the youth department, fundraising, and serving on the board.  

In 2002 he opened a Yoga 4 Peace, Michigan’s first non-profit yoga studio.  In 2010 he took a marketing position at Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat Center and was quickly promoted to Operations Manager, where he pioneered their annual Yoga Fests. 

Upon moving to Kalamazoo in 2013, Jim and his wife Abby became active in Unity of Kalamazoo.  Jim secured the position as the Youth Ministry Director.   He is also the President of Peace Pizzazz, a peace education program for youth in the Kalamazoo area.   In his spare time he loves to do yoga, mountain bike, or just spend time in nature. He has two beautiful daughters and three amazing grand children.

 

 

Ronnie Cung
Director of  Music

Ronnie came to the United States in 2007 and took a Bachelor’s degree in Physics at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.  While at St. Olaf,  he learned of a music scholarship opportunity.  At his audition, he played a grand piano in a concert hall for the very first time. “It was so beautiful, and so different… it was like a whole new kind of instrument!”   Afterwards, he worked as a tutor with a community of Burmese refugees in Indianapolis. With no access to piano, Ronnie had to find ways to find the instrument. “I didn’t have access to an instrument, so I pretended I was a music student in order to use the practice rooms at the University of Indianapolis.” That love of playing great pianos led Ronnie to earn his master’s degree in piano performance in Western Michigan University under the tutelage of Lori Sims.   Ronnie joined the Unity staff in 2017.

 

Meet Our Nursery Staff

Left to Right:   Alexa Davis, Hannah Lee & Katie Ferina

 

 

Marion Koleski
Technology Coordinator