Our Board of Directors
President - Larry Breau
Larry is the President of the Board for Unity of London. Larry has also completed a term as President with Unity of London in the past and was President at Unity of Panama City, Florida years ago. Larry has been a student and proud member of Unity since 1998.
Larry was born in the old Victoria Hospital, just down the street from the present day Unity of London. He went to public school locally at Princess Elizabeth and high school at G.A. Wheable. Larry joined the military in 1978 and is now a retired Canadian Air Force Officer. Larry has a wife, Katherine, 3 children and 7 grand-children.
Past President - Wilda Thomas
Wilda Thomas is a long time Unity member who has served two previous terms on the Board as Member at Large, Treasurer and President.
She is entering her 10th year as Prayer Chaplain and co-chaired the Unity of London 25th Anniversary – Jazz Celebration.
She has owned Creative Art & Frame for over 30 years. One of her passions is organizing trips to museums and art galleries with the McIntosh Gallery Art & Travel Committee. Her next trip is to Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina in the fall of 2018. Aside from international travels, she enjoys hanging out at “home” on Manitoulin Island.
Wilda has a degree in Interior Design from University of Manitoba and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western.
Vice President - Tony Orvidas
In terms of a formal education, Tony has an interesting variety of degrees, diplomas and certificates - Psychology, Sociology, Social Services, Municipal Administration, Long Term Care Management, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, the Silva Method, Achieve Supervisory Training, Therapeutic Touch, Transactional Analysis, and Motorcycle Rider Training. After a lifetime career in Social and Human Services, specializing in the management of Long Term Care and Retirement Homes, he is now semi-retired and living with his wife Bonnie in Port Stanley, Ontario.
He and his wife Bonnie have been active members of Unity of London since 2012. Tony has provided sacred service as a greeter, Sunday offering counter, platform assistant, and member of the Ministerial Search Committee. He has been our guest speaker on a number of occasions, and is currently serving on Unity of London’s Board of directors as vice president. He acts as the board liaison for marketing and sacred service
Secretary - Teresa Van Diepen
Teresa has been a member at Unity of London for almost twenty years. She served on the first Prayer Chaplain Program. She initiated the Mexican Condo Lottery event.
Teresa was born in the Netherlands, and grew up in Watford, Ontario, where she attended St. Christopher's Roman Catholic School. She, with her husband and children owned and operated Farmer Jack's Orchard and Fruit Market for many years. She retired in 2008.
Teresa, with a group of voluneers went to Guatemala, Peru and Malawi to do missionary work. She loves to dance and enjoys time with her family and friends.
Treasurer - Patty Keffer
Patty Keffer is the Treasurer of the Board for Unity of London. Patty has been a member of Unity for approx. 8 years. She has sung with the choir, is a platform leader and platform assistant and has recently become a Prayer Chaplain.
Patty works as a Financial Coordinator at a charity that helps the poor and needy in India. She loves to create with her hands; she crochets, makes mala or prayer beads and jewelery, enjoys needlework and journaling, and paints with acrylic. She loves to sing. Patty has 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
Member-At-Large - Dawne Briglio
Dawne Briglio is a Member at Large of the Unity of London Board.
She is a liaison and member of the Community Outreach Team and a member of the Unity Kitchen Angles Grou. She is involved with the Unity of London Greeters.
She is currently training to join the Unity of London Prayer Chaplains.