Board of Trustees

Lisa Carpenter, Co-President

Lisa has been a member of Unity for the past 16 years. She was a member of Unity of Fox Valley in Illinois for 14 years and served on the Board as Treasurer. During her time there, Lisa volunteered on numerous projects and teams. She was also in charge of the Book Store and Cafe. Lisa taught classes on Essential Oils for several years and which contributed to a $10,000 a year income for the church. She has been attending Unity on the Avenue Spiritual Center since moving to Denver 2 years ago and has served on the Welcoming Committee for the past year. Lisa is honored to be of service.


Heidi Huisjen, Co-President

Heidi had a 20-year career in Arts Management, including the development and management of the fine arts program at Children’s Hospital Colorado for 11 years until early 2021. She has experience in program development, management, planning, and marketing. She’s been a member of Unity on the Avenue for six years and a member of the Chaplain Team for three years. “I work every day on my prayer practice, inviting the Divine into our community and in my life,” she says. Since retirement, she’s also dedicated time to volunteering in programs for older adults, bringing love and time to seniors through such activities as the Boulder Chapter of Cycling Without Age.
“I like to foster a creative mindset for myself and encourage it in others,” Heidi continues. “I believe in inviting new and interesting ways of doing things when change is needed. I also like to encourage people and organizations to shake things up a bit, and encourage new perspectives.”

Mark Moyle, Vice President

Mark has been with UOTA for almost 4 years. After retiring from running his own sporting goods store for more than 35 years, he wanted to give back to the community, seek a new spiritual path, and belong to a place where that was possible. He enjoys sharing the task of maintaining the grounds with Scott Smith, working with the Outreach program to help those less fortunate individuals, and is keen on the UOTA book club.


Ellen Yu, Secretary

Ellen joined UOTA two years ago, and serves on the Welcome Team, the Outreach Team and the Green Team. When there was a call to serve on the Board to complete the term of a member needing to retire, Ellen stepped into that role.

After retiring from a 27-year career developing sales software for ING Financial Services, Ellen continues to serve by volunteering with AARP to prepare income tax returns and helping seniors with money management through the Senior Resource Center. She has served on the board of tennis organizations and continues to manage and play in tennis leagues. She enjoys reading history, cozy British mysteries, and maintains lifelong learning through OLLI courses. Ellen has two grown children, a granddaughter, and a little rescued dog named Rafa.


Joan Henneberry, Treasurer

Joan has been attending UOTA since 2006 and was appointed to the board the summer of 2021.  She retired in 2018 after a long career in health policy and public health that included working for Governor Bill Ritter, and at the National Governors Association in D.C.  Joan and Mark have been married for over 47 years and live in Edgewater with their two cats, Pinot and Zin.  They enjoy time in the mountains, hiking, fishing, and traveling/camping in their RV.

Thank you for your service on the board!

Board service is for 6 years - positions are 2 years.