Rev. Dr. Linda Barnes came to New Hampshire from the Midwest. Her life has been a rich tapestry of experience that includes nearly twenty years as a community college biology professor and organic farmer. She served for many years as a leader in the sustainable agriculture movement – promoting the basic human right to healthy, affordable food and a healthy environment. Her efforts resulted in recognition by the White House as a Champion of Change.
Linda received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 1996 from Iowa State University and a Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago in 2015. Her studies included a two-year internship at First Unitarian Church of Des Moines. She also served as a chaplain at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. She was ordained in April 2016.
Linda and her husband Mark have three children, two adult daughters, Claire and Emma, and teen son, Martin.
She can be contacted at [email protected].
Director of Music
Sarah Dan Jones is our Professional Musician. Sarah Dan has been a UU professional musician for 13 years. She says that her mission is to “spread the Unitarian Universalist faith through music, which I do by empowering congregational singing, shared ministry and active participation in the UUA.” Sarah Dan’s instruments include piano, guitar, flute, voice and djembe. She holds a BA in Music Performance from North Georgia College and State University. Visit Sarah Dan’s Website HERE or email her at [email protected].
Lisa Olech joined the SKUUF staff in February of 2015. She holds a degree in secretarial science, as well as being a successful artist and author. She and her family have lived in the area for more than a dozen years, and she is excited to be part of the Starr King Fellowship. She may be reached at [email protected]
Director of Religious Education
Jane Clay has been a member of Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship since 1996. She began volunteering on the Membership and Religious Education committees prior to serving as the part-time DRE 2000-2008. For several years, she facilitated a small group ministry – even during 2½ years as the Education Coordinator at UCC, Congregational, Plymouth. She is trained as a worship associate, sings with the choir, and is a youth advisor. As one of the youth advisors, she coordinated major fundraising events for them and has chaperoned trips to NYC and Nicaragua. During the summer she volunteers for the Got Lunch! Plymouth program. She can be contacted at [email protected].
Governing Board Members
- President Deedie Kriebel
- Vice President Mary Crowell
- Secretary Olivia Saunders
- Treasurer Bob Clay
- Trustee 2018 Jessica Fleming
- Trustee 2019 John Marunowski
- Trustee 2020 Judi Hall
- Activities Mitch Manseau
- Budget & Finance Bob Clay
- Endowment Bob Clay
- Membership Katharina Kelsey
- Newsletter Barbara Avery
- Pastoral Care Brian Haskins
- Property Management Brian Haskins
- Monthly Newsletter Barbara Avery
- Religious Education Nancy Dowey
- Smooth Sundays Joseph Kelaghan
- Stewardship Nancy Chaddock, Mary Hazelton
- Technology Katharina Kelsey
- Worship Associates Paul Tierney