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Board Members and Staff

Rev. Judi Elia, M.S., LMFT

Rev. Judi Elia has has served congregations in Maryland, California and Florida as an ordained Unity Minister for over 25 years. She is also a Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specialized in Play Therapy and teaching Mindfulness Practices. From a young age her fascination with the soul of psychology led her to train…

Jody Draves- President

Jody Draves has lived in Key West since October 2010, after visiting here every year for 20 years. Jody is retired after 28 years on active duty with the U.S. Army, retired as a full-bird Colonel in Army Public Affairs and Personnel Systems Management. She worked eight years as a senior government civilian, also in…

Keith Lapp-Vice President

Keith Lapp has been a Unity Student for about 8 years. Originally from Indian Falls, NY, Keith, and his wife Mary Ellen, moved to Key West in 2010. Keith is a retired phone technician and now is Key West’s most capable (and reliable) handyman. In his free time, Keith volunteers at Unity of the Keys,…

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…

Aaron Andes

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…

Suzanne Renouf

Originally from Massachusetts, Suzanne Renouf was introduced to Unity Teachings in 2014 at Unity of Richmond, VA where she lived for 10 years. A resident of Key West since 2016, Suzanne is a Montessori Primary Guide at May Sands Montessori School (a public charter school). She finds that her work with young children using Maria…

Dan Hatch

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…

Eileen Quinn

Eileen Quinn has been the Church Coordinator at Unity of the Keys since 2008. Often referred to as “the church lady”, Eileen takes care of the day to day business at Unity. She has many years of non-profit experience as both staff and as a volunteer with several organizations in Key West and she also…

Tim Smith

Tim has been a student of Unity for over 20 years and feels honored and blessed to be able to work with the music team here at Unity of the Keys. He studied church music at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville TN. After attending Trevecca, Tim worked in several churches of different faiths but once…