Board of Trustees

Sandy Keiser (April 2016 - April 2019) Sandy Keiser first visited Unity of New Braunfels in 2013, and became a member in October 2014. She’s active on our hospitality and gardening teams. She has a degree in x-ray and radiation therapy from The University of Texas Health Science Center, and has had a long career in the health care industry, during which time she has served as board secretary for 13 corporations and spent 15 years as executive assistant to the president of Humana. She also has experience as board secretary for the Schertz Library Foundation, and as chair of Humana United Way.

Curently serving as Board President


Heather Sullivan (April 2017 - April 2020) came to Unity of New Braunfels in 2013 and became a member the following year. She currently leads our Future Planning Team and Platform Leader/Daily Word Team, and is involved in multigenerational service planning.

She is passionate about our community and eager to put her skills and long track record of leadership to use as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Currently serving as Board Vice President

Deb Thomas (April 2018 - April 2021) is a founding member of Unity of New Braunfels.  She has served as board treasurer and secretary, speaker coordinator and Sunday school teacher and director.  She believes this is an interesting time in our church.  She has helped to choose 3 ministers and feels she can offer insight in this area.  Having a background in accounting and tax preparation, she understands financial statements and reports.  She has taken many Unity classes, including Overview: Hebrew Scriptures, Lessons In Truth, and more.  

Currently serving as Treasurer


Mary Anne Ybarra (interim until April 2018) became a member of our church in April 2011. She leads the Tuesday prayer and book study group, actively attends Adult Ed classes, and serves as a prayer chaplain. She feels, with her spiritual and extensive management experience, that she is devoted to assist our ministry's growth and prosperity.

Mary Anne is a Registered Nurse and has a Masters Degree in Health Care Management from La Salle University. She has served as a Legal Nurse Consultant, Director of Clinical Services and is a Certified Life Coach and Reiki Master. She currently manages a Health and Wellness business offering retreats, workshops and personal coaching. She states the ability to make careful and thoughtful decisions with attention to detail as what she has learned to do best. She is currently holding the umbrella for our church Wholeness and Wellness program development and is passionately hoping to continue this mission.


Katie Riedel (April 2017 - April 2020) first visited Unity of New Braunfels in 2010. She became a member in 2011 and has been active in our Youth and Family Ministry

since 2013. She received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and has worked in political consulting, property management, and real estate.

While taking the Spiritual Gifts Discovery class, she felt the call to put her organizational and managerial skills to use as a member of the Unity of New Braunfels Board of Trustees. In addition to computer, marketing, and writing experience, she brings to the table positivity, enthusiasm, and a parent’s perspective.

Currently serving as Secretary

Christopher Deane (April 2018 - April 2021) grew up in Unity during summer visits with his grandmother.  Christopher currently serves as Prayer Chaplain.  He has been a member for a year and a half where he has served as greeter, Teacher for the Youth and Family Ministry Program, and Sunday service coordinator.  He loves to contribute his Light with this ministry and everyone involved.  He is currently as student at Texas State University with a double major in Finance and Accounting.  He has completed Introduction to Unity and Mediation Skills coursework.