Unity of Palmyra Staff
We are so grateful for the commitment and enthusiasm of our staff!
Jackie McNeill, Office Manager
Jackie is delighted to be serving Unity of Palmyra as our Office Manager. She previously managed a local Sherwin-Williams for nearly a decade, gaining experience in customer service, finance, sales, and human resources. She is currently completing a degree in Applied Mathematics, and is the proud mother of a precocious almost-six-year-old, Cassie Lee. She loves kayaking, training dogs (and their people), gardening, and renovating her small homestead.
Janie Womack, Music Director
Born into a musical family in small-town Texas, singer/songwriter Janie Womack is a self-taught guitarist, but her first love is singing. She’s participated in a wide variety of musical projects over the years, including musical comedy, choral and ensemble work, and many different acoustic projects. Her style is acoustic, and her delivery is straight & true. In 2012, she released her first full-length CD of original music, “Songs in the Key of J.” Janie donates her time and talent to fund-raising efforts for non-profit agencies, including the American Cancer Society. After many musical adventures, Janie has settled into a duo with percussionist and vocalist Jody Echterling, who’s an amazingly talented, self-taught musician in her own right. They both feel they were born to perform together! Janie and Jody perform at various venues around the Central PA area. Their repertoire includes “music of many colors” including originals, blues, country, ballads, folk, Americana, and even old standards.
“Music is a powerful element – it touches people at such a deep level. It never ceases to amaze me how intensely gratifying it is to experience the energy exchange between performer and audience, and it’s true no matter what side of the footlights you’re on. It’s my heart and soul.”
Dawn Morgan, Youth Director
I am so grateful to be able to serve Unity as our Youth Director. I knew during the first service I attended at Unity of Palmyra that this was the church my family needed in our lives. It had been quite some time since I truly felt community from a church. My family has always been very active in their Catholic church. I grew up going through their religion classes and sacraments, then grew out of the formality and rules.
As a child I wanted to be an art teacher, and a lion tamer in the circus, but that was less likely. I was not encouraged into either of those paths by the responsible people around me. As a young adult I luckily found myself married into a florist family. I was so lucky to find a way to put my creativity to use and to have encouraging people by my side. 25 years, 3 flower shops, a second marriage, 2 kiddos and a stroke later I was ready for something less demanding on my body and holiday spirit. My current office job fits that requirement, but it isn’t what I’m here to do.
So here I am now, doing what I am here to do; being the best grown up kid I know how to be. Outside of being Youth Director at Unity of Palmyra I love using my creativity to encourage young girls to be whatever their hearts desire with my Girl Scout troop. I have one now that truly could one day be a lion tamer or stunt woman. These 2 opportunities and the creative encouraging family I’ve been blessed with are so much more than the art teacher dream I had as a child.