All staff can be reached at 973-744-6276 using the extension below.

Getting in Touch With The Senior Co-Ministers
For ease of communication with seekers and newcomers, there is an email that goes to both of our Senior Co-Ministers (Minister@uumontclair.org) in addition to the emails listed below.  They have ample office time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and can make appointments at other times as necessary. Schedule a conversation with one or both of them today!

Our Ministers

Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael
Senior Co-Minister
(ext. 11)
revanya@uumontclair.org


Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael is glad to welcome you to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair. 

Some reasons to contact Rev. Anya  are: 

  • Pastoral Care
  • Worship
  • Rites of Passage (Child Dedications, Weddings, Memorial Services)
  • Justice
  • Small Groups 

For a more detailed explanation of the way our Co-Minister’s split the role of Senior Minister, please see their Communication and Accountability Chart.

To reach both the ministers please use: ministers@uumontclair.org 

My coffee beverage of choice is an Almond Milk Cortado! 


Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael
Senior Co-Minister
(ext. 11)
revscott@uumontclair.org

Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael is glad to welcome you to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair. 

Some reasons to contact Rev. Scott are: 

  • Religious Education
  • Membership
  • Finance and Stewardship
  • Leadership Development 
  • Governance 

For a more detailed explanation of the way our Co-Minister’s split the role of Senior Minister, please see their Communication and Accountability Chart.

To reach both the ministers please use: ministers@uumontclair.org 

My coffee beverage of choice is an Almond Milk Latte! 


Rev. Jacqueline C. Lahey
Affiliated Community Minister
jaclahey@aol.com

Jackie is a native New Yorker who grew up on Long Island, where she went to the beach every day in the summers of her childhood. She graduated from The College of William and Mary in Virginia, then served four years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army, with duty stations in South Korea and San Antonio, TX. She worked for non-profit organizations in San Francisco and New York City, and earned her Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary. She was ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister in 1998 at the Community Church of New York in Manhattan. After graduation from Seminary, she served as an ecumenical chaplain at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, as a hospice chaplain with Odyssey Healthcare in Edison, NJ, and as coordinator for the New Jersey Unitarian Universalist Network for Promise the Children, which was based in our own UU Congregation at Montclair. She now works as a hospice chaplain for Compassionate Care Hospice, providing pastoral care to terminally ill patients in their homes and in nursing homes throughout Bergen and Passaic Counties. She is married to Scott Lahey, and they have two children, Patrick and Margaret, who are enthusiastic participants in the RE program here at UUCM. They live in Maplewood, and enjoy the Jersey Shore as a family as frequently as their schedules allow.


Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman
Minister Emeritus
UUCM Senior Minister 1995-2015


Our Staff

MUSIC DIRECTOR
Markus Grae-Hauck (ext. 15)
musicdir@uumontclair.org
markus-grae-hauck
I love Green Tea Latte with rice/soy/almond (any non-dairy) milk.

Contact me for: 

  • Music for Sunday morning worship, memorial services, and weddings
  • Adult choirs and youth band
  • Audio/Visual technology (sound system, projections)
  • Chamber Concert series “Music In Montclair”
  • Music for special events (hymn sings, social justice rallies, etc.)

ASSISTANT MUSIC DIRECTOR
Stearns Matthews (ext. 15)
musicassist@uumontclair.org
stearns_matthews
I love Diet Coke. If it’s a fountain Diet Coke as opposed to a bottle or can, even better. 


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND CONGREGATIONAL LIFE
Christopher Buja (ext. 16)
dir-rc@uumontclair.org


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Iris DeLaPaz (ext. 23)
recoord@uumontclair.org
iris


ADMINISTRATOR
Danielle Carlo (ext. 12)
admin@uumontclair.org
danielle
I love a small coffee black with one sugar. I especially enjoy Pike’s Place or most Blonde Roasts. 

Contact me for:

  • Room reservations and rentals 
  • Getting something in the calendar
  • Check requests or reimbursements
  • Pledge information
  • Ways in which you can give to UUCM 

OFFICE MANAGER
Jaclyn Puleo (ext. 10)
officemgr@uumontclair.org

I love bold, black coffee or a double espresso. 

Contact me for anything pertaining to:

  • Social Media
  • Website
  • Weekly Announcements (Sunday and Wednesday e-blast)
  • Order of Service
  • The Gazette, our monthly newsletter

BOOKKEEPER
Emilia Sadonis (ext. 19)
accountant@uumontclair.org
emilia
I like regular coffee with milk and a sugar packet.

Contact me for: 

  • Accounts payable; processing check  payments
  • Accounts receivable; donations and income
  • Payroll processing
  • Bank statements reconciliations and financial reports
  • Automating pledged ACH and credit card donation schedules

FACILITIES MANAGER
Gerry McCart (ext. 14)
facilities@uumontclair.org
gerry2

CUSTODIANS
Dawn Coleman
Danny Guevera
David Haustein
Keith Mitchell

 

 

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