Family Ministry Staff
Director of Family Ministry, Merrin Clough
Merrin has grown into the woman she is, thanks in part, to her life-long journey as a Unitarian Universalist. Raised in Florida, she is trained as an educator and has taught grades 1, 2, and 5. In addition to her teaching experience, Merrin brings with her insights from the four different UU churches in which she has worked. Her career has taken her from Florida to North Carolina, West Virginia, New Jersey, Virginia, and now California. She and her husband, Jared Bunde, both enjoy hiking through the lush terrain of Northern California. If not hiking, she may be creating some new sewing project or flexing her artistic skills, to help maintain her inner balance. Merrin has a passion for the work she does here at the church and hopes to be here for years to come.
Family Ministry Assistant, Zackrie Vinczen
Zackrie Vinczen is the current Family Ministry Assistant here at UUCB. Zackrie is a Starr King School for the Ministry graduate, earning his Masters of Divinity in 2017. Prior to moving to California Zackrie grew up in Washington State. He served as our Intern Minister in 2014-15.