Herb Wolff, Trustee

Herb's daughter introduced him to a Unity service fifteem years ago in Fairfax, Virginia.  After five years of attendance at Unity of Fairfax, Herb and his family relocated to northeastern Pennsylvania where he joined a small Unity group in northwestern New Jersey.  While attending a new member's orientation, he was reintroduced to his long-forgotten thought of an intriguing early American naturalist, Henry David Thoreau.  Herb's mind then raced from Thoreau to the European philosopherWilhelm Hegel, and then to the book, 'Spirits in Rebellion' and its New Thought pioneers, including Emanuel Swedenborg and Phineas Quimby.  Herb had found a comforting new home for his thought.  Within a year of this reintroduction, Herb became a trustee at the Unity of Sussex County in New Jersey.  Periodically, Herb and his wife travelled to Owings, Maryland to visit their daughter and family.  'Our first few visits to UCL Sunday service provided just one more reason for us to again relocate.  And we‘re very happy to be here!‘  In all, Herb has been at home with New Thought and Unity Church for fifteen years. 

Herb expresses to others that All is inherently Good.  We are inseparable from the Good, and are empowered to create or manifest what we hold in Mind.  This inherent power requires action and practice to create Good.  Without action or practice, we may err.  Paradoxically, error may also directly serve the Good as demonstrated by the evolution of mind, matter and universe.  Knowing that all is Good is peaceful.  It transform Herb's experiences, particularly his experiences with Nature where he has flipped from being an observer and consumer of Nature to an admirer and believer in Nature as all that is Good. As an inseparable collection of individual(s), our Unity Center of Light is empowered to create Good within and beyond itself.  As with the individual, the inherent power of UCL requires action and practice to create Good, within and beyond its Self.

Herb has a B.A.in Mathematics.  He prefers to work with abstractions rather than numbers hence his personal interest in metaphysics, philosophy, and other pursuits such as large operating systemand network software development. 

Herb spent nearly thirty years in software research and development, and had experiences in nearly every aspect of software product development, both as a line manager and as a software engineer.  Herb enjoyed these experiences because he could always count on learning something new, or being surprised, every day.  Herb then decided that he wanted to be a user rather than a developer of software products.  It was quite an eye opener for Herb to now be wearing a different hat.  Overcoming his initial dislocation in thinking, Herb gravitated towards a new career path in what isknown in business as an enterprise architect.  This architecture work doesn't involve drawing buildings or bridges; rather, the work of the enterprise architect is to lead the integration work of several different internal businesses units (with their different hardware, software, and business processes) within a larger business.  It also involved research and evaluation of new products and technologies, tool acquisition and development, and RFI/RFPdevelopment and evaluation .  Herb retired ten years ago, and has since enjoyed his free time to develop his thought on the mystery of life and the purpose of the Good.

Herb is a volunteer for national outings/trip leader with the Sierra Club.  The purpose of the Club's Outings Program is to bring more people into the fold of protecting the Earth's ecology.  As the American Indians believe, Herb believes that Spirit penetrates All, including our Earth.  Herb is aTraining and Conservation Officer for the Sierra Club's Northeast Region committee.  He is also self-taught on environmental issues, particularly human-made chemicals and their impact on life; and, he's well informed on food and agricultural topics as they relate to health and life.  Herb believes that we can find wisdom within Nature to remediate our environmental ills, but we must first change our collective Mind's attitude towards Nature.