The Reverend Dr. Michelle Collins


Rev. Michelle began serving UUCB as Interim Minister in August 2020. See her schedule here.

Rev. Michelle has extensive ministerial experience in pastoral care, social justice, worship and congregational life, membership development, small group ministry, adult religious education, hospital chaplaincy, and communications and publications. Rev. Michelle comes to us from the Lewes and Rehoboth Beach area of Delaware. She is a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and recently received her Doctor of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. She has served in Unitarian Universalist churches in Maryland, Delaware, and California, as well as at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She is also a researcher for the Soul Matters monthly theme program.

On the personal side, Rev. Michelle resides in a “tiny house on wheels” which made its may across the country in July 2020. She is the parent of a teenage daughter and also cares for three highly demanding cats. She also likes reading and tabletop gaming (including playing magic-wielding characters in Dungeons & Dragons). She is excited to return to the Bay Area and can’t wait to see where this time of transition will take us.

Rev. Michelle’s Schedule

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Meetings by appointment with one or two persons in the minister’s office at church or elsewhere on church grounds. Meetings with larger groups by special arrangement.

Monday through Thursday

Pre-scheduled Zoom Meetings, phone calls, emails.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Reserved for day off and arranged programming. Will only respond to phone calls and emails for immediate church needs or for pastoral needs.


Rev. Michelle is always available for pastoral needs.


Cell: 301-675-5314 (either call or text)

Send Rev. Michelle an email


Kenneth Marino (Ministerial Intern)Headshot of Kenneth Marino, Ministerial Intern

Originally from New York, Ken has been living in Madison, New Jersey where he completed his Master of Divinity degree at Drew University. He is not new to the Bay Area as he lived here in the 1990s while working for Bank of America. He is an author, musician, yoga teacher and Reiki Master who has been involved with music, yoga and meditation throughout his life. He has taught music at City University of New York and writing at the California State University, East Bay, where he possesses a Master of Arts Degree in Music. Most recently, He has been working as a music teacher with children, while working as a drummer in the New York City area. He loves the arts, singing, drumming, hiking, biking, photography and travel. He added a few states on his journey back to the bay area. He is looking forward to an exciting year with UUCB.

Office Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 11 am-7 pm.

Send Ken an email

Community Ministers

UUCB has three affiliated community ministers: Rev. Theresa Hardy, Rev. Sue Magidson, and Rev. Dr. Jane Ramsey. Each is an ordained UU minister whose primary ministry is in the larger community outside our congregation. Out in the world, they serve as professional hospice and hospital chaplains and spiritual directors.  At UUCB, they serve in membership, workshop facilitation, pastoral care, teaching, and preaching. With few exceptions, their service at UUCB is unpaid. The word “affiliated” means that they each have a formal relationship with UUCB, voted on by the Board, and summarized in a written covenant.

Learn more about our community ministers.

UUCB is also blessed with several other ministers who are not formally affiliated community ministers but still add to the power of community with their pastoral, spiritual or justice-seeking presence.

Ministers Emeriti

Barbara and Bill Hamilton-Holway served as UUCB’s co-ministers from 1996 until their retirement in 2014. During this time, they also played leadership roles in Unitarian Universalism nationally. They retired as of June 1, 2014, and the congregation voted to bestow emeritus status on them at the May 18, 2014, Congregational Meeting.billhh 2012  barbhh 2012



Recently Departed Co-Ministers

After four inspiring years at UUCB, Revs. Kristin and Christian Schmidt decided to return to Maryland, where Rev. Kristin grew up. As she takes up ministry at the UU Church of Sliver Springs, they look forward to the assistance of extended family there in raising four young children. We wish them all the best in their new home.