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Board Members and Staff

Aaron Andes – President

Aaron Andes first fell in love with Unity at Unity Village, MO in 1987 and continues to be inspired at Sunday services for over 30 years. A professional Social Worker by background, his prayer life completely changed while working at Silent Unity praying with callers. He has been a church coordinator in Philadelphia. Choosing in…

Dan Hatch – Vice President

Dan Hatch has been a Unity Student since 2001. Originally from North Carolina, he has been a Key West resident for most of the past 20 years. He is responsible for the opening of one of Key West’s favorite restaurants, Blue Heaven and now is the chef at Salute! on Higgs Beach. In his free…

Kevin Beede- Secretary

Kevin has been a long time Key West resident and previously worked for the Monroe County Planning Department. He later went on to develop and run the county’s first public television station, Monroe County Channel 16.  After leaving the county, Kevin developed the first internet marketing business in the Florida Keys and partnered with Tourist…

Janet Smith- Treasurer

Janet Smith’s background is all about helping people.  Since moving to Key West, she works in sales and customer service at her family’s tile store.  In California, she worked as a recruiter for 16 years, most recently at Safeway’s corporate office.  Over the years, Janet has learned the importance of going above and beyond to…

Mary Ellen Lapp

Mary Ellen Lapp – Church Coordinator

Mary Ellen Lapp is the Church Coordinator for Unity of the Keys. She is also a published author and speaker about the integral link between our self image and our results. She and her husband, Keith have lived in Key West for ten years, and are members of Unity of the Keys. Mary Ellen has…

Leigh Hooten

Leigh Hooten has always loved kids and always wanted to be a mother. Leigh feels that the most important aspect of her life is being a mother – which she is to her 4 children, her 6 grandchildren, and to all the children of the Youth and Family Ministry at Unity of the Keys Spiritual…