Church Staff

David Bonnema - Senior Pastor

I love being the senior pastor at Unity Presbyterian Church! I received my Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and my Bachelors degree from Whitworth University with a concentration in Theology and Sociology. I grew up in Seattle and spent ten years working as a pastor and a youth pastor in Tampa, FL before coming to Unity in 2018. I love my wife, Sarah, our three daughters, Zoe, Riley, and Gemma, and our dog, Annie. I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and grande mochas from Starbucks.

Dana Seiler - Associate Pastor

I’m Dana Seiler, the Associate Pastor for Children, Youth, and Families with some mission and pastoral care thrown in, too.  I have a Masters in counseling and worked in that field for several years. I received my Masters of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. I served churches in Western New York and Asheville, NC before coming to Unity in May of 2020. I have a passion for the children of Unity and enjoy working with them and their families as we navigate their development together. I’m also excited about Unity’s commitment to missions, both in the community and around the world.  When I am not at church you will typically find me outdoors: hiking, biking, kayaking, gardening, even roller-skating, or just taking an evening stroll with my beloved french bulldog, Blue, husband, Matt, and daughter, Hadley.

Henry Haynes - Visitation Pastor

As your part time Visitation Pastor, I help David and Dana in keeping up with the needs of the congregation during crises including illness, grief, and surgery. I served as an Army Chaplain for thirty years and am a highly decorated officer with awards that include the Legion of Merit with three Oak Leaf Clusters. The attacks of September 11 occurred during my time as the Pentagon chaplain. I enjoy making calls and visits to the Unity family.

 

Reed Conley - Organizing Pastor - Artisan Church, Lincolnton

Hi I’m Reed and my family and I moved to Lincolnton from Tampa, FL to begin this new place of worship. I have been serving in church ministry for several years and especially enjoy creating unique and meaningful worship experiences. I also love to build relationships, drawing people closer to each other and to God. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Florida State University and enjoy fishing, family bike rides, and making homemade pizza. My wife, Jeanette, and I are parents to four young daughters; Annabelle, Violet, Samantha and Juliet. We all look forward to doing life in Lincolnton and making it our new home!

Janeen Dishman - Director of Communications

Since joining the staff in 1999, I have seen a lot of growth at Unity. As the Director of Communications, I’m responsible for worship slides, videos, the website, social media, and more. I’m pleased to be able to use my creativity and a little bit of my music degree to help create an environment where people want to worship. I’m excited to be on this incredible team of staff who work together to help each other with whatever is needed.  My family includes my mother, three children, ten grandchildren, and reaches back 9 generations in the Denver community. I love working in a place with such a rich history that still has an eye for the future.

Tim Fox - Campus Manager

After years of experience in construction and landscaping, I joined the Unity staff in 2011. It is my job to keep our buildings sparkling clean and our grounds manicured and beautiful. I keep equipment and systems around the church maintained and schedule other professionals to assist when needed. My wife, Megan, and I have two young boys, Ethan and Wyatt, who keep me busy the rest of the time!

Karen Taylor - Preschool Director

Hi! I’m Karen Taylor. I have been the Unity Preschool Director since 2001. I work with our preschool board to set policies, hire teachers, recruit and enroll students, and make sure the day to day operations of our preschool are safe and effective. I enjoy being a part of the team at Unity and am blessed to also be a part of St. Peter By-the-Lake church. I am married to “Father Ron” and have two wonderful children. We have lived in Denver since 1996.

Jeff Perks - Organist

I have played in churches since age 13, and offer a depth of knowledge in sacred and classical music. With a degree in piano performance from the University of South Carolina, I have performed all over the world – from cruise ships and restaurants to churches and the White House! I am also a published composer and recording artist and maintain a successful piano studio in the Denver area.

Jeannette Aimutis - Children's Ministry Assistant

I became a member of Unity shortly after moving to Denver in June of 2017.  I’ve been married to Bill for 43 years and we enjoy this community and love being part of the Unity Family. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech in Management, Housing and Family Development. I have worked in many fields, but my favorite job was raising our two boys and managing our household. I was a children’s leader for 20 years at Bible Study Fellowship International and am still part of the program as a participant. I am active in music, handbells, VBS, as well as being an active elder.

Ryan Harrison

Ryan Harrison - Choir Director

I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. GO RAVENS!! I then moved to Norfolk, VA to pursue my B.M. in Music Education at Norfolk State University. After graduating, I taught one year of elementary music in Williamsburg, VA before moving to Charlotte where I taught in CMS for 4 years. Currently, I am the Director of Choirs at Charlotte Latin School. When I am not teaching, I enjoy singing with Opera Carolina, exploring Charlotte, and riding my motorcycles.

Chris Smith - Lead Audio/Video Engineer

I joined the Unity Staff in 2020 as the Lead AV Engineer serving in the booth during services each week. I grew up in Denver, NC and earned my degree in Music Education from Western Carolina University. I have led numerous award-winning independent music organizations and school programs throughout the Southeast as an audio engineer, educator, composer, and clinician. My wife Alaina and I live in Fort Mill, SC where I am also the Associate Director of Percussion at Catawba Ridge High School.

 

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