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 Religious Education
Meredith Flynn has served as the Director of Religious Education at SKUUF since August 2013. She has found Unitarian Universalism to be a welcoming, open faith, and she appreciates what if offers to children and young people as they discover their own path in life. Meredith brings a background in the fine arts to her role as DRE with a degree from York College, PA. She strives to encourage throughout the RE program, the elements of creativity, kindness, responsibility, and a sense of wonder about the world around us. In her spare time you can find her learning about plants as she works towards a degree in herbal medicine. Please email Meredith for more information.
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]
Governing Board Members
- President Susan Jacobs
- Vice President Deedie Kriebel
- Secretary Olivia Sanders
- Treasurer Bob Clay
- Trustee 2017 Allison Estes-Browne
- Trustee 2018 Jessica Fleming
- Trustee 2019 John Marunowski
- Activities Mitch Manseau, Deedie Kriebel
- Budget & Finance Gary Walker
- Endowment Ed Loranger
- Membership Mary Tierney, Connie Maatta
- Newsletter Barbara Avery
- Pastoral Care Deedie Kriebel
- Property Management Barry Sawyer
- Public Relations Bev Walker
- Religious Education Mary Crowell
- Stewardship Nancy Chaddock, Mary Hazelton
- Technology Katharina Kelsey