The Board of Trustees of Unity of Columbia is entrusted with the spiritual, financial and business stewardship of our spiritual center. As such, we have a legal responsibility to protect Unity against even the appearance of impropriety. Therefore, all persons who run for the board during a regular board election and all persons who are considered for appointment to fill a board vacancy must submit to a Criminal Background Check before their appointment can be confirmed. If any criminal activity appears on the report, the Board Nominating Ministry Team (in case of regular board elections) or the Board of Trustees (in case of appointment to fill a vacancy) will evaluate whether the nature of the activity should bar the person from serving on the Board of Trustees. If it is unclear, the Board Nominating Ministry Team and/or Board of Trustees will reach out to both Unity Worldwide Ministries Member Services and the provider of Unity’s Professional Liability Insurance for advice.