Soon our Director of Family Ministry, Merrin Clough, will go on maternity leave. She will be gone July 9 through November 12. She’ll return to work part time for a month, then resume a full time schedule December 10, 2017.

It is inspiring to see the strength of leadership that is at the ready. We’ve got a great support team to guide the program while she is away. Meet them below!

Rev. Kristin Schmidt Co-Minister 
With the support of the many wonderful lay leaders below, Kristin will oversee the Family Ministry program while Merrin is away on maternity leave. Contact

Robin Cooper Family Ministry Committee Co-Chair
Robin, along with Suzette and Rev. Kristin, will coordinate the efforts of the Family Ministry Committee and the volunteers who give life to the program. Contact

Suzette Anderson-Duggan Family Ministry Committee Co-Chair
As the Family Ministry Co-Chairs, Suzette and Robin are the main guides in this shared ministry to prepare young UUs & their families for a lifetime of spiritual exploration and growth. Contact

Colleen Farrell Faith Formation Taskforce
Colleen is your committee contact for Our Whole Lives, children’s classes in the fall, volunteer recruitment, training & support, and summer RE class. Contact

Megan Hailey-Dunsheath Faith Formation Taskforce
Contact Megan about the teacher support team, volunteer recruitment & training, youth group activities in the fall, and the summer RE class. Contact

Alice Lemieux Summer RE Coordinator 
Alice will guide the summer multi-age RE class by coaching our paid project leader, supporting volunteers, and connecting with families. Contact

Stephanie Kroner Our Whole Lives Coordinator
Stephanie’s role is to support the OWL classes. That includes communicating with parents, planning orientations & retreats, and guiding the teaching team. Contact

Shannon Roberts Faith in Action Taskforce
Shannon’s focus areas are community celebrations (like Easter) and linking the efforts of the Social Justice Council with Family Ministry. Contact 

Linda Zittel Faith in Action Taskforce
Linda helps link the family community with Social Justice Council projects and organize community celebrations (like the Family Ministry Open House). Contact

Karl Rimbach  Connect & Engage Taskforce
Karl’s focus areas are the Legacy Link (a project to connect young people & elders), parents groups, and the Disney Sing-Along. Contact

Winne Sayre Connect & Engage Taskforce
Winnie is excited about the new Legacy Link project to connect young people & elders. Contact me about this, parents groups or the Disney Sing-Along. Contact

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Zackrie Vinczen Family Ministry Assistant 
Zackrie will work mostly behind the scenes to care for the administrative needs of the program. Check out his job description & this covenant about his role. Contact

Mary Lynn Sasso Childcare Coordinator
Mary’s job is to supervise the childcare staff & coordinate childcare services for the church. Here’s how info on how to request childcareContact

 

Meet Our Youth Adult Team

The role of the Youth Adult Team is to guide middle & high school activities, give voice to youth in the wider church & community, practice healthy inter-generational cooperation, and grow leadership with a focus on faith formation. Contact