Meet Our Staff

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Rev. Dr. Linda Barnes


Rev. Dr. Linda Barnes came to New Hampshire from the Midwest in 2016.  Her life has been a rich tapestry of experience that includes nearly twenty years as a community college biology professor and organic farmer. 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. She can be contacted at


Sarah Dan Jones

Director of Music Ministry

Sarah Dan has been a UU professional musician for 13 years. 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