Our Board

Mary Whitehead, President

Mary Whitehead

Mary has two years of college and more than 200 hours of U.S. Navy classes and 160 hours of Unity and Religious Science training. She worked for the U.S. Navy as a civil servant for 33 years. Mary is serving on the Board of Unity Spiritual Center because she loves God and Unity and wants to serve God in whatever capacity she can. She has a daughter, granddaughter and three wonderful great-grandchildren.

David Griffin, Vice President


David was born and raised in Texas but a long sabbatical after college took him away from the state until he retired and returned in 2007.  He found his first Unity Church in 1991 while living in Virginia.  David states, “My first service felt magical and was the end of a summer-long search for a church that fulfilled my spiritual needs.  I knew I was finally home (Unity) and knew I would never leave.” He found Unity by the Sea when he retired in 2007 and has been a member since then. He submitted an application to be a board member because he felt his professional skills should be put to use and he desires to, “to walk the talk.” About our spiritual center he states, “Unity Spiritual Center is on the cusp of significant changes that will entice visitors and allow us to share Unity’s teachings with our community.”

D.L. “Scotty” Scott, Treasurer

Scotty Scott





David L. “Scotty” Scott is the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of Unity Spiritual Center, following serving a year as President.  He is also the Area Director and member of 3 clubs for Toastmasters and sings on our music team.  Although he is a native Texan, Scotty moved to Corpus Christi in 2011, after working overseas for 20 years. While Scotty was studying Business at the University of Houston, he started a 30 year career at Nabisco, eventually moving to New Jersey to become Director of Operations Planning. In 1991, after the fall of the ‘Iron Curtain’, Nabisco asked Scotty to take a 1 year assignment to work in Poland, assisting Polish businesses in adjusting from Central Planning to a Market Economy. The one year assignment turned into 3 years in Poland followed by 3 years in Russia assisting private farmers, where Scotty met and fell in love with his wife, Tanya. After Russia, Scotty & Tanya moved to Shanghai, China and spent 7 years teaching English and Business to university students preparing for MBA studies in the USA, UK and Canada.

Rita Doughty, Secretary

Rita has been a member of Unity Spiritual Center for over five years. She has been on the Chaplain Team for five years and served as Chaplain Leader for six months. Rita was employed as Unity’s Kitchen Hostess for the past two years. Rita’s intention for being on the Board is to help create unity, understanding, harmony and teamwork. Rita feels the blessings she has received as a member of Unity Spiritual Center have been so many and the fellowship and love that we share has made her life much more peaceful. Rita feels she has “truly found my home.”

Dr. LeRoy Boriack, TrusteeLeRoy Boriack

Gloria Esquivel Trustee

Gloria Esquivel is a Social Worker, who obtained her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Mexico, Sinaloa, in 1981.She has come to realize that her passion lies in helping people to grow personally and spiritually. In addition, she has been a Prayer Chaplain for almost 4 years. Her vision for USC is a combination of wanting to enhance her personal connection with God, and interest in helping be a part of a Church family. She is a firm believer that God puts families and situations her life for a reason, and quickly realized that USC was the Church connection for her. She is very pleased to be engaged with such a growing and exciting church ministry. She also is a business owner with knowledge in marketing, operations, finance, and administration. She has, 5 children, 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.

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