Faust has been the pianist at Unity Church of Greater Rochester since 1995.
She is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music where she studied
with Lucille Monaghan. Mrs. Faust has been on the faculty of the Hochstein
School of Music and Dance since 1973. In 1993 she was the fourth recipient
of the Faculty Service Award.
Mrs. Faust has performed locally as well as in New York City, including
New York University and CAMI Hall.
Jane is a past president of the Rochester Piano Teachers Guild Inc. and
a member of the core committee of judges for the Howard Hanson Awards.
Jane co-chairs our Prayer Chaplains group with Rev. Sharon Peters.
Sam Akin arrived at Unity 2 years ago just in time to experience Rev. Ann's first workshop. It was the beginning of many wonderful Unity classes that lead her to follow her "Inner Guidance" and become a Prayer Chaplain, and even more recently to go back to college for a Therapeutic Recreation degree.
Sam's experience with youth of all ages began, when she brought her daughters to church and started volunteering in the nursery, and then in the Sunday school classes. For many years there after, she helped with their Vacation Bible school program, which was attended by approximately 100 youth each year, first starting out as a classroom aide and finishing by Directing the VBS program for one year.
Outside of helping at her church, Sam was also volunteering and later working in her daughter's Elementary school; assisting her daughter's teachers with special projects, working in the Library and as an Aide in the Reading room with youth of varying ages. A few years later, Sam's daughters talked her into creating a 4-H club for them and their friends, like she had when she was growing up. As a club Leader, she gave lessons on nature, science, cooking and crafts, and her club participated in many county wide events where the youth took turns teaching other 4-H clubs the projects that they had learned. In all of these wonderful roles, Sam enjoyed "Empowering" youth of all ages to believe that they were "worthy", that they had the ability to "learn and grow", and that they were "special."
Unity Church of Greater Rochester Board of Trustees
- Mary Ann Ruganis
Vice President - Vada Good
Treasurer - Roy Williams
Secretary - Javier Bautista
Trustee - Patricia Ellson
Trustee - Carol Cafalone
Alternate - Kathy Dennis Anderson
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