Meet our Staff

Introducing our Youth Ed Staff

We are proud of our diverse, caring staff.  Each of them bring their own special gifts and talents which they freely share with the children.   All staff and volunteers at the Family and Youth Ministry must have current background checks. If you want to volunteer or have any questions please contact us by email at

Deb Lucas Staff member and teacher

Deb Lucas: Director Youth and Family Ministry

I’ve been here at Unity of Madison for about 20 years.  I have two beautiful children Quincy 13 yrs old and Leola 10 years old. I have served here at Unity in many services:  Usher, Women Retreat Committees, Prayer Chaplin, Board of Trustee’s and my favorite(s) volunteering in Wonderful World /Nursery classes, Interim Youth Ed Director and now as a Nursery Staff.  I have watched kids grow from the love in their mommy’s tummies to the teen program.  It’s been a very rewarding experience.

I believe that the teaching and sharing with our youth here at Unity is one of the most important services that we do.  Without them growing up with our sharing and listening to Unity teachings and love that we share there will not be a Unity in the future.  In the nursery we do art and play with Hula Hoops….. And bean bags, dance Laugh, be silly and have snacks.  My life is filled with joy when I watch the kids interact with each other.  It’s a true blessing in my life.


Krista Pfohl

Krista Pfohl: Volunteer

My name is Krista Pfohl. My husband Jim and I have an awesome 10 yr old daughter, Charlotte, and 2 dogs and 2 cats. I enjoy working with children, having originally studied k-12 Education at UW-LaCrosse. I enjoy animals, meditation, Reiki and Crystals.





Carmen Meyers

Carmen Meyers: Staff Member, Nursery 

Hi, I'm Carmen and I love volunteering and now staffing in the Unity of Madison Youth Ed Department. I've always loved kids of all ages and I have fun playing games, drawing, and just being goofy with them. I also love dancing, music, theatre, literature, and science.







Jonathan Motley: Volunteer, UniKids Teacher Jonathan Motley volunteer unikids teacher

Jonathan came to Unity of Madison in August 2009 to support one of the Sufi ladies lead dances with the kids; the thoughtful, inclusive spiritual message he heard that day was a pleasant surprise. In addition to years of service in the Prayer Chaplain ministry, Jonathan returns to Unity Youth Ed for his 5th semester.  Jonathan brings his enthusiasm and humor plus years of experience in BePeace and Emotional Intelligence dynamics to support the Unity children in integrating positive spiritual principles into their lives.  Plus snacks!




Jody Nickerson: Volunteer, UniKids Teacher

Hello, my name is Jody Nickerson. My husband Thom and I have three children; Anabel and Cole are in college and Arden is in third grade.I am originally from Wisconsin, but spent many years living in south Florida in Key West and the Fort Lauderdale area.  I have worked with children in some capacity since I was a kid, either babysitting or teaching Sunday School. Therefore, it is no surprise that I am an elementary school teacher!  I love spending time in nature (except in the winter... I'm really trying!) usually hiking or biking.  Some of my favorite winter activities are cooking and reading.