Director of Administration, Mary Ellen Morgan
(Interim Director of Facilities)
Office Hours – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Mary Ellen comes to her work with congregations after owning her own accounting business in Illinois and Southern California for twenty-three years. A Unitarian Universalist for over thirty years, during this time Mary Ellen has served her congregations and the denomination in many roles. In her first congregation, she served as the choir director, and after moving from Illinois to Southern California she was a youth advisor for six years and the church Treasurer for seven. She has been the Church Administrator for two congregations and part-time Director of Religious Education for three years. A former President of the Pacific Central District Board and of the District President’s Association of the UUA, she currently is the President of the Association of UU Administrators.
Outside of church you can usually find her in her garden, antiquing with friends, scoping out new finds in consignment and second hand stores, entertaining friends with her husband Bob and teaching herself to weave.
Office Administrator, Alisa Gould Sugden
Alisa has been the Office Administrator at UUCB since 2000. She was raised Unitarian by parents who helped found the UU Church in Davis. She delights in clarity and order, cats, living in CoHousing, farmer’s markets, walking with friends and family in the East Bay and in Southeast England, and singing in the Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE).
Alisa provides general administrative functions for the office. She oversees the maintenance of the office space and informational areas. She provides administrative support to various leaders and standing committees. She maintains the database, and oversees the maintenance of the office equipment and supplies, and the system for administrative volunteers.
Scheduling Coordinator, Lissa Roos Parker
Lissa is originally from Wyandotte, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 20 years. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she had several “mini-careers,” including curatorial secretary at major art museums (Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit), administrative assistant and secretary to the dean at UC Berkeley (Schools of Public Health and Social Welfare), and writer of major donor correspondence for the chancellor (Donor Stewardship, University Relations, UCB). Currently Lissa is semi-retired, continues as a longtime congregation member and choral musician at her Episcopal church in Pinole, and enjoys down time at home with her books. laptop, and kitty (Isadora Duncat, or Izzy for short). Lissa loves animals, singing, Bollywood movies, and watching Downton Abbey.