Board of Trustees

President, Sandy Keiser
(April 2019 – April 2022)

Sandy first visited Unity of New Braunfels in 2013, became a member in October 2014, and is serving her second term on the board. She’s also 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.


Vice President, Heather Sullivan
(April 2017 – April 2020)

Heather came to Unity of New Braunfels in 2013 and became a member the following year. She currently leads our Future Planning 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.


Treasurer, Deb Thomas
(April 2018 – April 2021)

Deb, a founding member of Unity of New Braunfels, 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 four ministers. Having a background in accounting and tax preparation, she understands financial statements and reports. She has taken many Unity classes and is currently studying to become a Licensed Unity Teacher.


Secretary, Katie Riedel
(April 2017 – April 2020)

Katie 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.


Member, Christopher Deane
(April 2018 – April 2021)

Christopher grew up in Unity during summer visits with his grandmother. 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, Sunday service coordinator, and Prayer Chaplain. 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.


Member, Thom Ricks
(April 2019 – April 2022)

Thom, whose spiritual artistry is apparent in the “Namaste Christ” painting he bestowed upon the Unity of New Braunfels sanctuary wall, brings boundless imagination and enthusiasm to his first term on the Board of Trustees. He has led various creative workshops in the church and is currently serving as coordinator for our 21st Annual Fundraiser.