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].
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
WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR JUST THE RIGHT PERSON!!
Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Acting Director of Religious Education
Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a faith community committed to spiritual growth and justice. We are a people who believe in God, a people who don’t, and a people who let the mystery be.
This job description is intended to outline the expectations of the Acting Director of Religious Education for the Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Plymouth, NH. For more information about the Unitarian Universalist faith please visit https://www.uua.org/beliefs.
Hours: 18 hours per week (including Sunday mornings)
This is a 10-month position running from September, 2017 (or when the position is filled) through mid–June 2018.
Objectives of the Position:
The Acting Director of Religious Education, in collaboration with the Religious Education Committee and the minister, will plan, coordinate, and oversee the children’s religious education program. This position is temporary and is anticipated to terminate June 30, 2018; it may be extended by mutual agreement.
- Oversee the religious education (RE) program for children and youth on Sunday mornings.
- Coordinate curriculum and classroom materials for religious education for children and youth.
- Orient, train, guide, and support teachers, advisors, and other volunteers in the RE program for children and youth.
- Hire, train, and supervise competent, caring, and safe nursery staff.
- Maintain resources, supplies, and equipment.
- Keep RE budget, files, registration, and attendance records current.
- Participate in planning and leading multigenerational worship.
- Greet and meet visiting parents and children on Sunday mornings.
- Collaborate with the RE Committee to prepare the annual RE budget and annual report.
- Communicate with the congregation (e.g. newsletters, emails, Facebook),
The Acting Director of Religious Education is supervised by the minister.
- Experience and/or training in working with children.
- Self-directed with strong organizational, interpersonal and electronic communication skills..
- Relational, administrative, and volunteer-management skills.
- Comfort with a wide variety of religious views and interest in faith formation.
- Willing to submit to a criminal background check and agree to follow and enforce the UUA Code of Ethics and the Starr King UU Fellowship Safety Policies.
$15.35 per hour for 18 hours per week.
Submit a letter of application and resume by the close of business Friday, August 11, 2017 to Rev. Linda Barnes, Minister, at [email protected].
In your letter you should describe your qualifications and interest in the position. Please include contact information for two personal references and two professional references.
Governing Board Members
- President Deedie Kriebel
- Vice President Mary Crowell
- Secretary Olivia Sanders
- 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, Connie Maatta
- Newsletter Barbara Avery
- Pastoral Care Brian Haskins
- Property Management Brian Haskins
- Public Relations
- Religious Education Nancy Dowey
- Stewardship Nancy Chaddock, Mary Hazelton
- Technology Katharina Kelsey