Our YFM Teachers

Our Youth & Family Ministry Teachers

Janet Jaso, Director, Youth & Family Ministry

Janet came to us from Unity of Tustin, where she began her work in Youth and Family Ministry. As a mother of two boys, she became involved as a volunteer, growing with the department for 6 years before becoming the Assistant Director of Youth and Family Ministry.  

She has worked with all age groups, beginning with the Unitots and then the Unichildren (ages 5 – 10) for her first three years. Her work with the older kids in the Uniteen and Youth of Unity included attending regional events as a sponsor, as well as receiving training at the region's Youth Educator’s Retreat each year.

We are blessed to have her with us!

You can contact Janet at janetyfm@unityoftheoaks.org if you have any questions or would like to get involved with our Youth and Family Ministry! 

We welcome volunteers to engage in positively-principled play with the little ones, lead a class session using Unity's curriculum, share a talent or craft project, help with a fundraiser, or just assist by providing a loving, supportive presence. 

(Please note that all adults who work with our children complete a background check.)

 

We are also blessed to have our region's teen consultant in our community!

Stacy Macris Ros, Regional Teen Consultant, Southwest Region of Unity Churches

Stacy Macris Ros, Youth and Family Ministry Director

Stacy has been attending Unity since she was 5 years old, and has been active within the Unity movement ever since!  She is married and has two sons, Julian and Graham.  She loves to hike, read, and eat chocolate! 

After serving as the Director of Youth & Family Ministry from 2010 - 2013, she received her Certified Spiritual Educator credential and went on to her current position as the Regional Teen Consultant for the Southwest Region of Unity Worldwide Ministries, which encompasses Unity centers in Southern California, Arizona, Southern Nevada, and parts of Western New Mexico and Southern Utah. She is currently working toward her Licensed Unity Teacher teacher credential, and is one of the hosts of the weekly Unity Online Radio show, Pop Conscious.

Ann Patricio Quintard

Ann (mother to Finley, Damon and Bennett) joined Unity of the Oaks in Spring of 2011 and feels honored to be a member of this community. As a previous YFM Director, she brings her knowledge and experience from her background in professional theatre and healing work.  She is a CA Licensed Massage Therapist, Brown Belt Nia Instructor, breath and movement coach and retreat facilitator.  Through Breath and Movement We Find Health!

Donna Piazza

Donna loves to read!  Her favorite book is Charlotte's Web.  She loves dogs, especially cocker spaniels.  She loves kids - little and big!  She also enjoys traveling and times with friends.  A seasoned elementary school teacher, she has been teaching at Unity of the Oaks since 2011.

Tracy Williams

Tracy enjoys hiking and being in nature.  She likes walking her dogs, sharing special time with special friends, spending time with her husband and mom, and taking adventure rides with her husband on their motorcycle.  Her purpose in life is to help people move to the next level - whatever that is for you.  She has been teaching at Unity of the Oaks since 2010.

Ivette Saiz

Ivette has been teaching Uniteens and Y.O.U. for 7 years.  She has two children, both in college.  She speaks fluent Spanish and has lived in the Thousand Oaks area for over 13 years, after moving here from Florida.  She has been in the mortgage/banking field for over 20 years.

Lucy Nigh

Lucy is a retired Elementary School Teacher.  She taught for 36 years with Los Angeles Unified School District.  Lucy enjoys working with children and is especially interested in opening up children's minds to the beauty of this world.  Lucy has a background in working with the deaf and enjoys teaching kids how to sign both prayers and songs.

Juan Ros

Juan was first introduced to Unity in 1995 by his then-girlfriend, Stacy Macris, whom he wisely married two years later.  As a Certified Financial Planner professional, Juan is deeply interested in helping others find abundance and prosperity in their lives.  His own abundance comes from his family - Stacy and his two sons, Julian and Graham.  He has recently taken up running and enjoys movies, music, and all things technology.