Board of Trustees



Michael Barry has been involved with Unity for over 25 years and has been a member of Unity of Farmington Hills since 1998.He previously served Unity of Farmington Hills on the Board as Treasurer and President in its early years. He met his wife RoxAnne in 1994 at what is now Renaissance Unity and they have raised their two daughters in Unity with the support of the Uniteen and Youth of Unity programs.

Michael has a Master’s Degree in Finance from Wayne State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University. Michael has 33 years of experience in the financial industry advising institutional investors like municipalities, higher education, endowments, foundations and pension plans,providing guidance to help them reach their financial goals.

Michael also serves on the Board of Directors of Volunteers of America and is actively involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a fundraiser and athlete with their Team in Training endurance athlete program. He has completed 15 triathlons including the vaunted Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon as well as 4 half marathons, 1 full marathon and a 125 mile road cycling event in the desert of Nevada.

Michael loves music, has played piano, trumpet and french horn, sang with the State Singers at MSU and has been part of church choirs since kindergarten.


Vinay Wagle
Vinay Wagle

I am a mechanical engineer and partner in an engineering and software company, where I handle all the sales & marketing. I have two sons, Rohan, 19 and Deven, 14.

I have been a spiritual seeker all my life and seek to understand and grow from all spiritual traditions. I am especially drawn to new age thinking pioneered by authors like Wayne Dyer & Eckhart Tolle. I started at Unity Church in the late 80’s at the Church of Today in Warren and came to Unity of Farmington Hills when Barbara initially founded the church here.

I look forward to being a part of the community and help others in their spiritual journey as well


Laurel Roush
Laurel Roush

The mother of Zach, Scott, Lilly and Lucy.

Graduated from MSU with a bachelor in finance and married immediately.

Started exploring art and eventually had a business painting faux finishes and murals. Later I fell l in love with the mosaics at the Louvre.  I am a self-taught artist with several pieces in a local gallery. Am now in school studying to be a cardiac sonographer. I will graduate in June 2015.


Was raised in Ann Arbor by non-religious parents. My mom was raised Jewish; my dad was raised Methodist. Because of this their families both rejected them. This turned them off formal religion. Always believed in God, but rejected organized religion.  I felt alone on my spiritual journey.


Started studying the law of attraction and New Thought when my oldest son was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Was not supported on my spiritual journey by my husband, family, or friends, so I felt alone in my beliefs.

Came to UFH after a devastating 2012 divorce. My sister told me she had found a church I would like. She knew I would also love UFH’s music as I love to sing.

Came and immediately knew I was home.  I was thrilled to find others who were like-minded spiritually.

Asked to join the music group on my first Sunday.  Music is my strongest connection to God and singing UFH’s music fills me up inside.


Cynthia Sturdivant
Cynthia was born in Asheville, North Carolina. She has one daughter married and one grandson.

Cynthia graduated from University of Detroit with a B.A. in Humanities and Elementary Education in 1975. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She graduated from Wayne State University with a M.A. in Education Administration in 1985.

Cynthia retired from working for Detroit Public Schools teaching Language Arts and Vocal Music in June 2007.

She is a singer and songwriter. She has a CD entitled "just thinking" and three more originals for sale in online stores iTunes, Amazon , shockhounds, lala, eMusic and rhapsody.

She is currently enrolled in Schoolcraft College's Music Technology program.

Cynthia has been a Unity Member since 1989 attending Detroit Unity, Renaissance Unity and Unity of Farmington Hills. Unity classes she has completed include Unity Basics, New Testament, Keys to the Kingdom, 4T and Metaphysics 1.

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