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Reverend Alice Anacheka-Nasemann serves as the associate minister at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Massachusetts). Previously she served as a director of religious education at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta (New York) and the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson. A graduate of Andover Newton Theological School, Alice is an ordained minister in final fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. Alice earned a bachelor's degree in early childhood development at Friends World College. Her college years included travel and study in Kenya, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua and internships focused on the educational needs of homeless children, gifted learners, adolescents with special needs, and orphans.

Pat Kahn has served since November, 2011 as the Children and Families Program Director in the Resource Development Office of the Ministries and Faith Development staff group of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Previously, Pat served for more than 15 years as director of religious education at two Atlanta area congregations. She has served on the board and Integrity Team of the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA), on the leadership team of the Southeast LREDA chapter, and in several capacities for the MidSouth District of the UUA. Pat is a Credentialed Religious Educator and served as a mentor for the RE Credentialing program. She holds a B.A. in Music from Smith College in Northampton, MA.

Julie Simon is a freelance writer specializing in environmental education, green energy, sustainable transportation, health, and technology topics. Since 2004, she has also served as a naturalist at the Chattahoochee Nature Center guiding students and campers to explore the woodlands and wetlands along the Chattahoochee River. She authored a chapter of the forthcoming (2013) book Developing Environmental Awareness in Children: A Nature Studies Guide for Parents and Educators. At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta where she is a member, she has served on the Children's Ministry Team. One of her favorite activities is stalking wildflowers, mushrooms, and salamanders with her family in the North Georgia mountains. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Julie holds an M.S. in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin (Madison).

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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.

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