Our Staff

Alan Batten: Administrator Emeritus, Unity of Charlotte Historian

Alan Batten was born in Rhode Island, but being from the smallest state gave him a large heart. He’s been a Southerner ever since he learned the difference between “You All” and “All You All.” He’s been living in Charlotte since 1982. Alan has been a student of Unity for more than 45 years, and has facilitated scores of classes and workshops, bringing Unity principles to work in everyday activities. He’s a firm believer in Charles Fillmore’s concept of Practical Christianity. Alan has been a writer ever since he received a toy typewriter as a toddler. He immediately set out to write the Great American Novel. Unfortunately for society, no one could read it. We’re glad that he finally learned how to type! Alan has served on the Board of Trustees as President for several terms.

Will Higginbotham: Technology Team, Audio System, Sound Board

Will Higginbotham was born in West Virginia but raised here in the Queen City. He is about to finish high school and plans to go to UNC Charlotte for Technical Theatre with a Sound Design Concentration. He is a dedicated actor and has been performing with the amazing people at Children's Theatre of Charlotte since 2014, including 4 seasons in their professional Mainstage productions. He is a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and is the sound system operator for them as well as Unity of Charlotte. He is also an avid member of the LGBTQ+ community and loves Unity of Charlotte's acceptance and support of him and all those in the community.