Marcia has been a member of Unity of Kansas City North since January 1992. Before joining the staff as Office Manager in January 2000, Marcia spent 25 years in "corporate America" working in the field of employee benefits.
Marcia grew up in Unity, having joined Unity Village Chapel with her parents when she was just 4 years old. Marcia is honored to serve in her administrative capacity and has been blessed to work with all five Senior Ministers that have spent time in this ministry.
Marcia and her husband, Mike, live in Smithville, Missouri, and have two grown children, Erica and Andy, both of whom live in the Kansas City area and are active in our spiritual community.
Danielle Thedens Administrative Assistant/Graphics & Social Media Coordinator
Danielle has actively served our ministry since 2014, when she moved to Kansas City. She became a member & employee of Unity of Kansas City North in the spring of 2015.
Danielle enjoys sharing her passion for event planning, graphic design, and a love for serving in her many roles at UKCN. She holds a degree in Hospitality & Event Management.
Danielle and her husband, Cassidy, live in Gladstone with their daughter, Harlow.
Amy Hartgrove Youth & Family Ministry Director
Amy has been attending Unity of Kansas City North since 2016 and became a member in Fall 2017. She is in her senior year at Northwest Missouri State University, where she studies Elementary Education.
Amy is familiar with our family ministry due to attending our community until the age of 12. She is passionate about the next generation and, since returning, has been an active volunteer with our kids. Amy joined the UKCN staff in August 2017 and continues to work with an incredible group of volunteers to create an outstanding Youth & Family Ministry program!
Imani Guerrero Nursery Coordinator
Imani has been attending Unity of Kansas City North since her days as a Unikid! She currently attends Penn Valley Community College and is working toward her degree in Early Childhood.
In addition to her role as Nursery Coordinator, Imani is employed at Parkville Cottage Montessori School. She also blesses many of our families through her work as a nanny.
Imani loves watching little minds question & grow, and believes that children allow us to stay in touch with our inner child!
Music Ministry Staff
Valerie Mackey Music Ministry Co-Director
Valerie has attended Unity of KC North since 2009 and made the commitment of membership in 2011. She has been very active in the Music Ministry and became our Choir Director in April 2012. In September 2014 she assumed the role of Music Ministry Co-Director, along with T.J. Martley.
We are blessed to have someone of her talents as an integral part of our Music Ministry Team. For 25 years, Valerie has directed and/or performed in many productions for Theatre for Young America, where she is the Artistic Director. She has also directed plays and videos for Late Night Theatre, KCPT, Kansas Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, and Academie International.
T.J. Martley Music Ministry Co-Director
T.J. has blessed us by being our Sunday Pianist since April 2013 and assumed the Music Ministry Co-Directory role with Valerie Mackey in September 2014.
T.J. is recognized as one of the top jazz pianists in Kansas City. He plays regularly with many of Kansas City's top local performers. His CD, "Meditations," is a true inspiration!
Susan Harp Choir Director
Susan's vocals and her talents in playing the piano and harmonium have blessed us for a long time. Since April 2013 Susan has been a frequent guest vocalist, and she has both lead and sung in the choir.
Classically trained, Susan's talents can be enjoyed in her beautiful CD called, "Release." Susan is also an Assistant Director for Education & Research Resources for KU Cancer Center, and she is a yoga instructor.