Achilles Ballestas, Trustee
Achilles Ballestas has been on the spiritual growth path journey for over six years following dark, tumultuous and very painful family and economic experiences. It send him on a journey of self-realization that brought him to Unity's door steps some two year ago where he was able to find solace, acceptance and a higher purpose. As his spiritual growth progressed, constructive, life-enhancing improvements in his personal life have taken place thereby significantly improving the quality of his life. Unity has created a burning desire in him to give back by sharing not only his treasure but also his talents and time with others.
His professional background first started with his graduation from University of Miami with a BA degree in 1975. A carrier in public accounting followed for several years with a major international accounting firm in their Miami office where he gain significant experience in taxation and management of large corporate entities. His career then took him to the oil industry where he was fortunate to be able to further develop his business acumen as a Treasurer of a large oil company for a period of several years. In what became a major shift in his professional carrier, he opened his own public accounting firm in 1986 and has remain in public service since. Concurrent with his accounting carrier, he became a real estate developer and has serve in such function for as many years.
His passion for service is once more taking him down a new path by becoming a sacred server at Unity on The Bay. His involvement with Unity's Finance Committee, Educational Council, Beatification Committee and several other endeavors have awaken a desire to assist in the leadership of the church with the intention of furthering its worthy causes.