Meet OUnI’s board of directors and officers and find out about their ministries.
Rev. David T. Bell, MSC, JD, serves as President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Order of Universal Interfaith. He received his BBA in accounting from Western Michigan University and his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. After careers in public accounting, law, real estate development and investment securities, Rev. Bell discerned a call to ministry and began his seminary studies at the New Seminary in New York. Upon his graduation in 1998, he founded the Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth in Ann Arbor, Michigan. At the time of his retirement in 2017, the Center’s membership numbered in excess of 350, and is currently served by a Senior Minister and two Associates.
Rev. Sherryl Billot, LCSW, BCC, holds a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies with a focus in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Loyola Institute for Ministry in New Orleans, and she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, having completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Tulane University, including coursework in India where she provided support to Tibetans who had relocated there. She is currently a Staff Chaplain and the Manager of the Department of Spiritual Care at Ochsner Baptist, a community hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, she is an advocate for integrative health services and the provision of healing for body, mind, and spirit. Rev. Billot’s work at Ochsner Health System in support of grieving families inspired the development of the New Orleans Infant Burial Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides grief resources and financial assistance to families at the time of infant death. She is the mother of four, two adult sons and their beautiful wives.
Rev. David L. Mitchell, PhD, is an atmospheric scientist with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and a master’s degree in Atmospheric Physics and PhD in Atmospheric Science both from the University of Nevada at Reno. He was ordained by OUnI-DC as an Eco-Minister in 2014 and is a frequent speaker on the relationship of spiritual knowledge and issues like global sustainability, climate change, climate engineering and cultural attitudes. Since 2001, he has served as the President of Divine Mission, an organization that provides instruction on the Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita and on yogic techniques with ashrams in Silver City, Nevada and Tiruvannamalai, India.