Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The Unity on the River board of trustees is a organized body of committed individuals who strive to insure a clear focus on Unity's mission, growth, values, and fiscal stability. Board members are elected at our annual meeting  in January and serve three year terms. To reach the board, please email:

Requirements for Board of Trustee Members

  • The individual must be a member of Unity on the River (to be a church member requirescompletion of Unity Basics course and a Prosperity Class)
  • The individual must complete one of the following classes:
    • ​The Art and Practice of Nothing and No one Against You
    • Compassionate Communication

Please click on individual names to email those members directly.


Mark Schneider
Board President

Mark is a lifelong musician, teacher, and I.T. career professional. His path to enlightenment encompasses attending seminars, reading, studying religions and philosophy, attending therapy, yoga, nutrition, healthy living, exercise, and living a life that he loves! Some of those loves are his wife and children, animals, and  hobbies of music, skiing, sailing, and motorcycles.

Mark first learned of Unity and its principles in 2005, becoming a member of Unity on the River, in Amesbury, MA, and serving as a volunteer in all aspects of the community, joining its board of trustees in 2013, and becoming a prayer chaplain in 2015.  

His greatest desire is to fulfill his purpose of helping empower others to achieve their own happiness, success, prosperity, and peace.

"I am Divine Love Incarnate, living, learning, leading, and serving, to transform our world into one of authentic joy, peace, and tranquility."

Sharon Maroney 
Board Vice President
Is a daughter, sister, wife, and grandmother. I have been a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant for the past 25 years. I have worked for the same employer as an account manager for an insurance agency for the past 25 years with 46 years of insurance experience.I have been a congregant of Unity for the past three years. I have been a greeter for 2 1/2 and currently the leader of the greeter team. It has been an amazing spiritual journey for me in this short time. My life, as well as myself has been forever changed because of Unity and the people of Unity.Family is one of the most important things to me, and I consider Unity family, and I look forward to continuing this relationship with everyone.

Rena David
Rena David has been the Co-leader of the Prayer Chaplain Team since 2015. She has been a member of Unity on the River since 2011 and currently a Licensed Unity Teacher candidate. A widowed mother of two retired military sons. Having a plethora of experiences to include: Graduate of Life Mastery, Robbins Research International, Inc. Certified Ho'Oponopono Practitioner. A mortgage broker for 25+ years and certified financial planner. Member of the Women's Council of Realtors. Co-Creator of the established Affiliate Group embraced by the National Board of Realtors. Co-founded a health service company maintaining and the sales of Fitness and Bio-medical equipment. Hoisting and Portable Engineer, International Union of Operating Engineers - Local 4. Director of a 5013c. Avid interests and hobbies: Golf, suba diving, skiing (water and snow). She has an insatiable thirst of discovery and profound respect for knowing that there is so much more to discover. She currently resides in Haverhill, MA.

Jim McQuade

Jim first attended Unity on the River in 1997, when the service was held once a month at the Masonic Temple in Newburyport. He became a member in 1998. Jim has served as an usher, greeter, Sunday service coordinator, custodian, team leader of the ushers and facilitator & host of Adventures in Faith. Jim also previously served six years on the Board as Treasurer and President.
Jim is retired and lives in Hampton, NH. He enjoys traveling to our National Parks, having visited over twenty of them. He has taken a 120-mile rafting trip through the Grand Canyon as well as hiking the 30-mile Inca Trail to Mach Picchu. My greatest life adventure though is finding Unity on the River as it has totally reshaped and enriched my life!

Jane Bell

I am the proud mother of three beautiful daughters, mother in law to three amazing son in laws, grandmother to two bright, loving grandchildren. I am a recent widow after 35 years of marriage to my childhood sweetheart. I am also an adopted mom to Grace my 1 and a half year old dog. I currently reside in Haverhill in a beautiful townhouse after selling our family home in Topsfield where I lived for over 60 years. I own a summer home in Ossipee, New Hampshire and enjoy nature, reading, music, gardening, kayaking, pontooning traveling and cooking. I am recently retired after working as a registered nurse for 46 years. I also have a Masters degree in Psychology and am a certified hypnotherapist. I became a member of UOTR about 5 years ago after completing work in ACIM. I also served as a prayer chaplain for several years. My growth in my spiritual work has been heightened during my time at UOTR. Raised Catholic, I feared God but now truly believe that love is the path to healing everything. The Unity principles resonate with my spiritual beliefs. 



Brad Fanger


As a scientist with a PhD in biochemistry, Brad has worked with biotech and pharmaceutical companies for over 25 years. As a career (life) coach, Brad helps people with STEM degrees land their dream job. Since 2001, Brad has been involved with Body and Brain yoga. He has staffed workshops and taught classes. He is certified in energy healing and Brain Management Training.
In his spare time, Brad enjoys hiking and likes to listen to, write and perform music.
Brad first attended UOTR in 2015. He was a greeter and is now a member of the choir. He participates in the men's group and facilitates The Unity Business Alliance (TUBA).
"I am light and I am love. I know that all things are possible, and I am living proof that miracles happen and dreams come true."