Our Board of Trustees

Guiding Our Mission

We, the Board of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, covenant to actively and reflectively hold ourselves accountable to this Covenant.

In service to a culture of equity and inclusion:

We will work for equity and inclusion, countering systemic oppression in all we do for UUCM; we will work to overcome historic and institutional white privilege and other forms of structural inequities… read more

Our Board of Trustees has released the following statement: “The UUCM Board of Trustees condemns the recent acts of hate, bigotry and racial violence against the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. We stand in solidarity with AAPI communities and encourage all to join us in our fight against racism, xenophobia, and racial bias of all forms.”

Our Lay Leadership

Our vibrant congregational life is made largely possible by a host of dedicated lay leaders.

To contact any of these lay leaders, you can log into Realm to make contact directly. If you are not a member, contact admin@uumontclair.org.


Council on MinistryDeborah Corbett
Strategic Planning Task ForceMatt Silverman Nancy Franklin
Reopening Task ForceDavid Hanley, Jill Magioncalda, John Carlton, Stephan Schwander, Rae Dumont, Nick Lewis, Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael
Personnel TeamLauren Carlton, David Hanley, David Jones
Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC)Doug Andrews, Roz Gohagan, Laura Anthony, Dana Moore, Matt Silverman

Worship & Celebration

Worship & Music TeamPaul Black, Jill Beckman-Gaynes
FlowersPosition To Be Filled
Sacred Wheel (CUUPS)Ann Trip
Memorial GardenSteve Schoenweisner

Family Ministry

Internship TeamJo Ponticello; Craig Rush
RE TeamJennifer Bell; Eileen Delahunty
Recruitment and Retention Leads Ghana Hylton; Jason Brome
Mortenson ScholarshipNicole Rinklin

Welcome & Engagement

Connection CafeSusie Roman Luna; Deborah Ann Tripoldi
Membership TeamNancy Silverman (leader); Leila Loring (past lead); Amy Hains (lead elect)
Sunday GreetersDavid Hanley
Harvest the PowerDana Moore
Outreach & Communications TeamDeborah Ann Tripoldi; Judith Rew; Rev. Anya; Sheila Eby (outreach)
Building and GroundsEd Martoglio; John Carlton
Emergency Preparedness & Safety TeamDoug Andrews; Kitty Cullina-Bessey; David Hanley
AestheticsKaren Fried
ArchivesIrene Sanderson; Rebecca Doggett; Jerry Fried
Denominational AffairsTeresa DeSousa
Pledge TeamDomingo Martinez, Nicole Rinklin
Stewardship TeamDennis Kurtti
Fall Fundraiser TeamChristian Turek Nick Lewis
Planned GivingJudy Lutzy
MarketplacePosition To Be Filled

Service & Justice

Social Justice Coordinating TeamEileen Birmingham; Maria Towe
BLUU (Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism)Dana Moore
Mantel of GivingKate Conroy
Undoing Racism TeamAnneliese Scherfen
Out FrontPosition To Be Filled
Interfaith Hospitality NetworkSusan Krcmar
UU Faith ActionJohn Carlton; Georgiana Hart
Sharing Our RichesDeborah Corbett
UU Mesh CafeDavid Bronstein Kathryn Counsell
Allies for Racial Equity (ARE)Anneliese Scherfen

Care & Connection

Care TeamArlene Marin; Lisa Auslander
Senior Lunch BunchRebecca Doggett
Younger Adult GroupBridgett Kallinger; Laura Anthony
Women’s GroupMarcia Mandel, Mary Ann Ficker
Grief Support GroupDick Kessler
Men’s GroupDan Silver
Dream GroupJerry Boucher
UUs for Jewish AwarenessHilary Fandel, Marcia Mandel, Helen Lippman
Cakes for the Queen of HeavenElizabeth Walsh, Dana Moore, Silke Springorum; Karen Fried; Arlene Dodge; Francesca Elms; Abby Kessler
Covenant GroupsClaudia Sanders
Theatre GroupLaura Thomas
Hiking GroupLeila Loring