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Meet Our Staff and Board


Jeri Royce is a consultant serving the function of Director of Education and Training and co-trains with Rev. Lei Lanni in the delivery of the Prayer Chaplain Trainer Workshops.  She is also a Certified John Maxwell Coach, Teacher, and Speaker and has been selected as an Associate Faculty for ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation to teach High Impact Leadership.

Jeri has over 20 years of professional experience in nonprofit management in many areas including fundraising, event planning, training, capacity building, operations, volunteer management, human resources, and leadership development.

In addition to serving as Vice President for the Points of Light Foundation in Washington, DC, Jeri was Director of Education and Community Outreach for Unity of Phoenix after her relocation to Phoenix, AZ. 

Jeri has been in Unity all of her life, has served as a Prayer Chaplain and Trainer, and has a passion for empowering people and developing leaders.

Jerry Burt is our Director of Business and Product Development.   As a member of the Light and Love Ministries team, Jerry has created a very robust line of products to support Prayer Chaplain Programs in the field and handles all of the product marketing and order fulfillment.

After serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Midway (aircraft carrier), Jerry established a successful ceramic tile contractor business for 38 years, which he formally retired from in 2011.  In addition to his professional ambitions, volunteering and service have always been important aspects of his life.  As an active Elks and Rotary member, he has served in many leadership positions over the years.  One of his greatest joys has been volunteering at the Points of Light Foundation annual conference and serving as a CASA volunteer in the state of Arizona.

Jerry has been a partner in ministry with his wife, Rev. Lei Lanni, for over 20 years serving on many ministry boards, working with youth groups, and assisting on the platform during worship services. 

Our Board of Directors

Rev. Lei Lanni Burt - Executive Director

Jeri Royce - Board Member

Dori Metcalf - Chairman

Dori has served as a Prayer Chaplain for over 10 years and has been intimately involved with Light & Love Ministries since its inception.  She works full time for a manufacturing company in their finance department.  Dori brings her in depth financial and inventory experience to her board service and is a great asset to our Board.

Joanne Deck - Secretary

Joanne is a certified wellness consultant, writer, public speaker, and trainer.  She has supported hundreds of people in changing their lives to look, feel, and be their very best.  Her expertise is in weight loss and creating lifestyle habits that promote wellness.  Joanne is the author of Worth Waiting For:  Sane Sex for Singles, a 2010 Indie Book Award winner.  She has over 20 years of corporate experience as an educator, leadership coach, human resources director, wellness and management consultant, and customer service manager.  Joanne is currently working on her next book, Learning to Receive with Grace and Ease, aimed at helping people become more comfortable and skillful receivers.

Molly Rockey - Board Member

Molly is currently serving as Spiritual Leader of Unity of the Oaks in Thousand Oaks, California, since the summer of 2006.  Since that time she has completed the Unity Institutes Spiritual Education and Enrichment coursework, been tested and received her Licensed Unity Teacher credential in Pastoral Care.  She has seen her church grow and thrive most recently completing the Thriving in Unity 2.0 benchmarks.  Unity of the Oaks has had a very successful Prayer Chaplain Program for many years.

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