UUCM’s Ministers and Staff

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


Our Ministers

Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael
Senior Co-Minister
(ext. 0011)
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 

To schedule a meeting with Rev. Anya, please click here

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.


Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael
Senior Co-Minister
(ext. 0011)
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 
  • Facilities Management

Reverend Scott’s Office Hours: 
Tuesday 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Wednesdays 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM and 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Thursdays 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Other meeting times available upon request. Appointments are preferred as many pastoral and public ministry obligations take Rev. Scott offsite. Monday is my Rev. Scott’s day off; messages are neither read nor answered on days off. Friday is Rev. Scott’s writing day and he works from home. In order to preserve boundaries on my half-time status as Co-Minister, Rev. Scott will not take meetings between 2:00 to 6:00 PM. He is also available by email, phone or text (no social media). If there is an emergency, please call or text Rev. Scott at (703) 593-4039 or the party most able to respond to your needs.

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.

 


Antonia Bell-Delgado
Ministerial Intern 
intern@uumontclair.org

Our Intern Minister holds office hours on Tuesdays by appointment.


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

 

 

 

 

 


Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman
Minister Emeritus
UUCM Senior Minister 1995-2015
cbortman@gmail.com


Rev. Judith Ann Tomlinson
Minister Emerita
UUCM Associate Minister 1996-2017
judyatomlinson@gmail.com


Our Staff

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES
Markus Grae-Hauck (ext. 0015)
musicdir@uumontclair.org

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.)

 

 


 

DIRECTOR OF FAMILY MINISTRIES
Lily Rappaport (ext. 0016)
dfm@uumontclair.org


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR
Judith Hogan (ext. 0016)
readmin@uumontclair.org


ADMINISTRATOR
Danielle Carlo (ext. 0012)
admin@uumontclair.org

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 & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Jaclyn Puleo (ext. 0010)
officemgr@uumontclair.org

Contact me for:

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

 

 

 


BOOKKEEPER
Emilia Sadonis (ext. 0019)
accountant@uumontclair.org

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

HEAD CUSTODIAN
Dawn Coleman
custodian@uumontclair.org


TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS CONSULTANT
Bruce For
bruce.for@uumontclair.org


CHILDCARE PROVIDER
Varsha Patel

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