(San Antonio, TX) has over 20 years of experience in faith based nonprofit leadership, currently serving as Executive Pastor, Administration at First Baptist Church, San Antonio. His areas of practice include strategic planning, fiduciary responsibility, and personnel development to ensure organizational health, climate, and culture. He served from 2005-2015 as Director of Management Services for the Salvation Army of North Texas. He has a PhD from Regent University with a major concentration in Organizational Leadership.
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.
(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.
(Dripping Springs, TX) serves as general counsel and director of public policy for the Baptist General Convention of Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and the Baylor University School of Law. For seven years, John served as the Director of Church Law for One Another Project. John not only has a deep passion for the Godly strengthening of relationships, but as a former Director, he has experience representing One Another Project clients in a variety of legal matters. John’s wife, Stefanie, serves as the kids’ minister at Sunset Canyon Baptist Church and they have one daughter, Vivian.
(Waco, TX) is a business development consultant and entrepreneur. Whether software or personal relationships, the common thread in his career has been about bridging skills and opportunity gaps within underserved communities. He is passionate about seeing growth in individuals when they are surrounded by the right resources and mentorship. This passion has fueled his work in starting an NPO, directing a local Boys & Girls Club, supporting the Mayor’s office in launching the My Brother’s Keeper initiative in San Antonio, and leading growth initiatives for the nation’s first degreed tech apprenticeship program. He currently resides in Waco, TX with his wife, Sophia, and two children, Skye and Sevyn where they attend Glory Bell Church.
(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.
(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.