Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees and Liaisons to the Board

UUA Board of Trustees at its June 28, 2021 Meeting via Zoom. Images of each Trustee and UUA Staff are tiled.

Members of the UUA Board of Trustees gathered together via Zoom at the June 28, 2021 meeting

Trustees

Listed alphabetically by last name.

Trustee Kathy Burek, a white woman with grey hair, wearing a blue sweater and gold necklace

Kathy Burek

Kathy Burek

Financial Secretary
(Position #1; Term ends 6/23.)

kburek@uua.org

Kathy Burek is an active volunteer at many levels of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). She is a member of the UUA Board of Trustees and serves as the Board’s Financial Secretary.

As an Adjunct Consultant for the MidAmerica Region, Kathy facilitates retreats for small Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations in the Midwest. Kathy also served as a board member of the International Women’s Convocation, an international organization of UU women working to empower women.

Kathy was a member of the UUA’s Employee Benefits Trust Board and chaired the board 3 times. In her role as President of the Prairie Star District, she was elected President of the District Presidents’ Association, and was part of the team that led to the creation of the MidAmerica Region. Kathy was then elected to the first MidAmerica Region Board. In her home congregation, Michael Servetus Unitarian Society, Kathy served in many leadership positions including President of the Board. Kathy received the UUA President’s Award for Volunteer Service in 2014.

Professionally, Kathy retired from a career as a facilitator, strategic planner, and project manager for Advanced Strategies, Inc. She was Assistant Commissioner of Employee Insurance for the State of Minnesota, a division manager for the Minnesota Department of Health, and a legislative staffer.

Trustee Barbara de Leeuw, a woman with short, dark hair, rimless glasses, wearing a black blouse with a printed scarf

Barbara de Leeuw

Barbara de Leeuw

(Position #2; Term ends 6/23.)

bdeleeuw@uua.org

This is Barbara's second year on the UUA Board of Trustees with the UUA bylaws rewrite in her portfolio. She's also a member of the Values and Alignment Team (known in other spaces as the Finance Committee).

In past lives, Barbara chaired or sat on all the same UU church committees as her Board colleagues and many of you. She is honored to have served as Moderator, President, Vice President, and board member for each sibling, First Universalist Church of Rochester, NY (last century) and First Unitarian Church of Rochester, NY (this century). The mid-sized church "formed" her and the large church "forged" her.

Both congregations made Barbara a better human and are responsible for sparking joy in the collective work of building great communities.

Barbara is a clergy mom (Episcopal) and partner (Society of Humanistic Judaism), an idea generator, an anti-racist, anti-oppression accountable champion, and a happy, still learning, elder. She believes change is a fact and that UUs must be laser focused on the evolving Vision, Mission and Values of our Beloved Community. She believes resilient and accountable relationships - covenantal work - are hard and fundamental in a thriving community. She believes trust and adaptability are critical for a healthy, successful UUA future. And she absolutely believes Unitarian Universalists working in collaboration with like-minded others can change the world.

white woman with brown hair, situated behind a podium, speaking into a microphone, wearing a black top and colorful still.

Rev. Suzanne Fast

Rev. Suzanne Fast

(Position #7; Term ends 6/22.)

sfast@uua.org

Bio coming soon.

Trustee Rev. Sherman Logan, a black man with a grey beard and black glasses, wearing black robe with a multicolor stoll over it.

Rev. Sherman Logan

Rev. Sherman Logan

(Position #9; Term ends 6/22.)

slogan@uua.org

The Rev. Sherman Z. Logan, Jr. was installed as a member of the Board of Trustees at General Assembly 2019, and is currently serving a three-year term. He is a member of the Values and Resources Working Group, the Board liaison to the Ministerial Fellowship Committee, and the Financial Secretary in-training.

Rev. Logan has served the Association in many capacities. He is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, served as a member of the Beyond the Call 3 designed team, and is a Vocational Advisor for the Ministerial Formation Network. Rev. Logan served on the Commission on Institutional Change Laboratory Committee and on the Mountain Retreat and Learning Center's board and nominating committee.
A native of Richmond, VA, Rev. Logan attended the University of Virginia and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. After a twenty-one-year career in business, he answered his call to ministry. He entered the Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, earning the Master of Divinity degree in 2005. He has a certificate in congregation-based spiritual direction.

Licensed to the Baptist Ministry in 2004 and ordinated in 2006, Rev. Logan served as Associate Pastor of Economic Development and Finance at the Trinity Baptist Church of Richmond. He joined the First Unitarian Universalist staff and has served the Congregation since 2008, where he currently serves as the Executive Minister. In addition to his current role as Executive Minister, he also served as the church business manager, Assistant Minister, and acting Senior Minister. In 2014, Rev. Logan was granted Preliminary Ministerial Fellowship by the Unitarian Universalist Association, and in 2019, was granted Full Ministerial Fellowship.

Rev. Logan is married to Franka Logan, and together they have four daughters and a son. They are also doting grandparents to three girls and two boys.

Trustee Rev. Elizabeth Mount, a person with brown hair, wearing a multicolor stoll and glasses.

Rev. Elizabeth Mount

Rev. Elizabeth Mount

(Position #3; Term ends 6/24.)

emount@uua.org

Rev. Elizabeth Mount (pronouns: they, them, theirs) joined the UUA's Board of Trustees at the 2021 General Assembly, and currently serves the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana, PA as its minister. As a lifelong Unitarian Universalist who grew up in the First Unitarian Society of Denver, CO, Rev. Mount has a deep understanding of both the power and pitfalls of religious organizations and a deep commitment to this religious faith and the possibility of a better world that our shared religion offers. For this reason, they have been consistently a part of local, regional, and denominational work since the 1990s, when they began serving on congregational and district committees as a Youth.

Rev. Mount's understanding of Unitarian Universalism is as a religious faith founded not on a shared statement of belief in a higher power, but on a shared commitment to work together to make our values alive in the world. Prior to seminary studies, they were a community organizer with environmental and Latine community projects in Western North Carolina, the Appalachian coal fields, and the highlands of Guatemala. They currently participate in environmental justice, anti-racism, and disaster relief work within and beyond Unitarian Universalism, and most recently served as co-chair of the Conflict and Covenant Team at General Assembly prior to election to the Board. Rev. Mount also finds joy in work with the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA), the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA), Transgender Religious profession Unitarian Universalists Together (TRUUST), and Allies for Racial Equity (ARE).

Rev. Mount's time on the Board of Trustees is a continuation of their calling to help UUs live out our values by giving support to the Association and its member congregations in understanding who we are and where we want to go, together. To that end, they hope to be especially attentive to ongoing collaboration and dialogue with people of color, Youth and Young Adults, and trans and nonbinary members of our congregations and communities.

Trustee John Newhall, a white man with light brown hair, wearing a blue sweater, black glasses, and a blue chalice necklace, positioned in front of a bookcase with books..

John Newhall

John Newhall

Vice Moderator

(Position #5; Term ends 6/23.)

jnewhall@uua.org

John B. Newhall is currently a Master of Divinity student at Boston University School of Theology. He entered this program after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies and film studies from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. He plans to pursue a life dedicated to the study of the function and practice of religion.

As a life-long Unitarian Universalist, he has participated in a great number of the Unitarian Universalist Association programs for youth and young adults. Some of these experiences include serving on Youth Caucus staff and participating in programs like Summer Seminary and Meaning Makers. John is a member of First Church in Salem, MA, and attended Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Appleton, WI throughout his time in college. He has served as a religious education teacher and on the worship planning committee.

John lives in Salem, MA.

Trustee JeKaren Olaoya, a woman with dark locks, pink glasses, and a nose ring, wearing a pink sweater

JeKaren Olaoya

JeKaren Olaoya

(Position #6; Term ends 6/24.)

jolaoya@uua.org

JeKaren Olaoya (she/her) is a life-long UU, poet, mixed-media artist, and Georgia-native who started her service in the UU community as a Nursery Caregiver and then Interim Director of Religious Education (DRE) at High Street Church in Macon, GA. She went on to serve as DRE at the Modesto, Fremont, and Alameda, CA congregations. She also served at Congregational Administrator at the Rockville, MD congregation. She holds a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Arizona State University and is an MDiv student at Starr King School for the Ministry. She is also a certified End of Life and Grief Doula, providing virtual end of life support and art-based grief workshops in addition to providing support to Beloved Conversations, a program of the Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard Theological School.

JeKaren lives in Winter Park, FL with her schnauzer mix, Maysee Moon.

Trustee Rev. Tom Schade, a white man with a grey beard, wearing a blue shirt and brown glasses.

Rev. Tom Schade

Rev. Tom Schade

(Position #11, Term ends 6/22.)

tschade@uua.org

Rev. Tom Schade entered the Unitarian Universalist ministry in 1999, a graduate of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. He had been a UU in his childhood but left the faith for 20 years in his young adulthood.

Rev. Tom served the First Unitarian Church in Worcester, MA from 1999 to 2013, first as the Associate Minister and then as Senior Minister. During his ministry, he served in various UUMA chapter leadership positions within the Clara Barton District, including Good Officer He also served on the board of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship, and as its President in 2003 to 2004. He also served on the Church Staff Finance Advisory Committee, representing the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association.

He retired in 2013 to follow his spouse’s career which led the family to Ann Arbor, MI. In his retirement, he wrote a regular blog “the Lively Tradition” which explores the intersection of current events and UU public theology. He served on the CENTER committee of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers’ Association and was elected to the UUA Board of Trustees at the Spokane General Assembly in 2019.

He is married to Susan Schade. They now live in Plymouth, MA, and have two children and four grandchildren. He also serves as the Spiritual Director to two small dogs, who listen attentively, but do what they want anyway.

Trustee Rev. Sam Trumbore, a white man with grey hair, wearing a checkered shirt and dark blazer and rimless glasses.

Rev. Sam Trumbore

Rev. Sam Trumbore

(Position #8; Term Ends 6/24.)

strumbore@uua.org

Rev. Sam Trumbore was elected to the Board in June of 2021. Previously, he served on the UUA Electronic Communications Committee (1994-1998) and the Open UUA Committee (2011-2015).

Rev. Trumbore serves as minister of the First UU Society of Albany, NY (1999-present). He grew up UU in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, DE. He moved to California to work in Silicon Valley and finish his Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Degree at UC Berkeley. While there, he was a member of the Palo Alto and Oakland UU Churches. The call to ministry came and he left his computer engineering career to enter Starr King School for the Ministry. He served in ministerial capacities at Rochester Unitarian (NY) as an Intern (1988-1989), Niagara Falls doing pulpit supply(1990-1993), and was ordained there in 1992. His first settled ministry was in Port Charlotte, Florida (1993-99).

Rev. Trumbore also serves on the board of the UU Buddhist Fellowship and is a devoted practitioner of Insight Meditation (Theravadan 1984-present). He has been active in congregation-based community organizing (ARISE) and UU State Action Networks during his time in Albany. His most recent work was helping the NY UU Justice State Action Network get started in 2020.

Philomena Moriarty and Sam have been married since 1990, and together they have an adult son, Andrew.

Trustee Bill Young, a white man with grey hair, wearing a maroon sweater and dark glasses.

Bill Young

Bill Young

Secretary 
(Position #4; Term ends 6/23.)

byoung@uua.org

Bill Young (he, him) joined the UUA Board of Trustees as a trustee at General Assembly 2020. He also currently serves as UUA Secretary. A UU since 1981, Young has been a member of three congregations including the UU Society: East in Manchester, CT, the Unitarian Society of Hartford in Hartford, CT, and the UU Meeting of South Berkshire in Housatonic, MA. Young has served in numerous congregation and district leadership roles. Most recently, before joining the UUA Board of Trustees, he was a member of the UUA Appointments Committee since 2017. Prior to that, Young was President of the Clara Barton District. He has also been a member of the EqUUal Access leadership circle since 2013. He is a member of the UU Addiction Recovery Ministry Team. Areas in which Young has been most directly involved and is especially interested include congregation-level planning and management, disability matters, lay leadership development, and anti-oppression/anti-racist transformation initiatives.

Young is a Connecticut licensed professional counselor (LPC) and national board-certified counselor (NCC). He currently works with a number of nonprofit behavioral health organizations with a focus on clinical and administrative effectiveness, quality, technology, and governance. Young also serves as chairperson of the board of directors of a large Hartford, CT based nonprofit community health center organization, with a focus on mental health and addiction recovery.

Originally from Chicago, Young is married to Martha Page, the executive director of Hartford Food System, a nonprofit organization engaged in local and regional action on food security and food access. Martha and Bill share their space with an energetic young dog and senior cat. Bill is a person in long term addiction recovery and active in community recovery work.

Co-Moderators

Charles Du Mond

Charles Du Mond

Charles Du Mond

(Term ends 6/25.)

cdumond@uua.org

Charles Du Mond was installed as Co-Moderator and Chief Governance Officer at General Assembly 2020. He sees serving on the Moderator Team as an opportunity to continue to empower the leadership of others.

A lay leader who came to Unitarian Universalism from the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Du Mond, for many years, described himself as a Quaker who belonged to a UU Church. He experienced Unitarian Universalism as a kind of United Nations of Religion and pointed to all the members who claimed some other religious heritage in addition to UU. Now, he is simply a Unitarian Universalist.

He joined the UUs of San Mateo in 1993. He has served on its Board of Trustees, holding all the leadership positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Financial Secretary. He taught religious education (RE), including every Our Whole Lives (OWL) level from kindergarten to high school, facilitated the Beloved Conversations curriculum three times, led a capital campaign, participated in a Ministerial Search Committee, and developed and led Sunday Services.

Beyond his local congregation, he served on the UUA Pacific Central District Board, District Presidents’ Association / Regional Leaders Group, the Board of the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF), and the advisory board for UU United Nations Office. He was asked to join the UUA President’s Council in 2008. He attends the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) Stewardship Council and Innovation Council. He has been on pilgrimages to San Mateo’s partner church in The Philippines twice (2011 and 2019). He is a new member of the Board at the Starr King School for the Ministry.

Du Mond has a PhD in Statistics which he uses to design, analyze, report, and defend the results of clinical trials to regulatory agencies. He lives in San Mateo, CA. He has been married to Barbara for 37 years. They have two adult daughters, Jennifer and Emily, and a granddaughter, Rio.

Rev. Meg Riley, smiling, in front of trees

Rev. Meg Riley

Rev. Meg Riley

(Term ends 6/25.)

mriley@uua.org

The Rev. Meg Riley was installed as Co-Moderator and Chief Governance Officer at General Assembly 2020. She views the Moderatorship as an opportunity to give back, after having received so much from Unitarian Universalism throughout her life.

A lifelong Unitarian Universalist, Riley grew up in congregations in Charleston, WV, and Akron, OH. Since 1983, she has served UU congregations, organizations, and enterprises in many capacities. Her primary identity throughout many roles has been as a religious educator. On UUA staff for 21 years in a variety of roles, and on the UUA’s Leadership Council for eight years, Riley directly experienced the impact of UUA Board/Administration interactions. She concluded that a strong Board and Moderator, in active dialogue and collaboration with a strong Administration, is essential to a strong UUA.

Ordained as a Community Minister in 1992, Riley has worked ever since to transform the UUA into a multiracial, justice-centered religious movement. She is thrilled about all of the positive movement at the current time, especially noting and wanting to support the strong leadership of younger people, people of color, and trans/nonbinary folx throughout Unitarian Universalism. Always deeply collaborative, Riley has worked to create new opportunities for advancing strong leadership, especially the leadership of younger people, people of color, and GLBT people, wherever she has served.

Riley lives in Minneapolis, MN. She is married to Dr. Nancy Hammond, who recently retired after 37 years as a clinical psychologist, and is the proud parent of Jie Wronski-Riley, 23. After ten years as Senior Minister of Church of the Larger Fellowship, and 37 years as a religious professional, Riley formally retired from ministry in 2020.

​Financial Advisor

Lucia Santini Field

Lucia Santini Field

Lucia Santini Field

(Term ends 6/22.)

lsantinifield@uua.org

Lucia joined the Unitarian Universalist movement in 1984 when she and her eventual husband, Bruce Field (born UU), became members of Murray Unitarian Universalist Church in Attleboro, MA. They were married at Murray Church in 1987 and raised their two children there. She has taught RE and served multiple terms on the board of Murray Church, as has Bruce.

Professionally, Lucia has worked for Boston Trust & Investment Management Company (formerly United States Trust Company of Boston) and Walden Asset Management since 1982. She manages equity and balanced portfolios for both institutional and individual clients and incorporates clients’ environmental, social, and governance considerations into their portfolios. Lucia has served as a security analyst responsible for the financial services sector. Lucia is a Managing Director of Boston Trust & Walden, and is the president of the Boston Trust & Walden Funds, having previously served as chief operating officer. Lucia earned a BA (Cum Laude) from Connecticut College in 1980 and an MBA from Boston University in 1988. She was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1990 and is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts and the Boston Security Analysts Society.

Lucia served on the board of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee starting in 2009 and served as its chairperson from 2013–2015. Lucia also served on the Board of Directors of the Church of the Larger Fellowship from 2006–2013, serving as co-chair from 2011–2013. Lucia served on the UUA Moderator’s Ad Hoc Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), which resulted in the establishment of the permanent SRI Committee in 2000, and subsequently served on the SRI Committee. She served on the Investment Committee of the UUA from 1998–2006 and as chairperson from 2000–2005. Lucia also served on the board of the Liberal Religious Charitable Society (LRCS) from 2000-2004 and from 2014 until LRCS donated all of its assets to the UUA and they were invested in the Common Endowment Fund.

Lucia and Bruce reside in Wrentham, MA and have two adult children. Lucia is passionate about economic and environmental justice, family, Unitarian Universalism, and horses.

President

Photo courtesy of Susan Frederick-Gray

Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray

Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray

(Term ends 6/23.)

president@uua.org

The Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray began her six-year term as president of the Unitarian Universalist Association in June 2017. As president of the Association, she is responsible for administering staff and programs that serve its more than 1,000 member congregations. She also acts as principal spokesperson and minister-at-large for the UUA. Susan brings a strong focus on mission and strategic planning to her leadership at the UUA as it works to dismantle systems of white supremacy.

As president, Susan has emphasized that this is no time for a casual faith and no time to go it alone. She has represented the UUA in the 2017 Charlottesville protests against white nationalist violence, has worked in conjunction with the Poor Peoples Campaign on issues of poverty, witnessed at the US-Mexico border for immigrant justice, and partnered with local advocates to expand voting rights in Florida. In addition to her regular column in UU World, Susan has written for Vice, Sojourners and numerous local papers.

Prior to her election, she served as Lead Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix, Arizona where she was a national voice for immigrant rights. Susan played a critical role in the long-term campaign to end the constitutional violations of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Susan is a life-long Unitarian Universalist with roots at Eliot Chapel in St. Louis, MO. During her time at Harvard Divinity School, she served as Student Minster of Religious Education at the Winchester Unitarian Society (1991-2001). Susan also served as Intern Minister and Sabbatical Minister at the First UU Church of Nashville, TN (2001-2003) and served for five years as Minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, OH (2003-2008). Prior to ministry, Susan worked briefly in the field of genetic sequencing following her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Susan is married to the Rev. Brian Frederick-Gray, a minister with dual fellowship with the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church Disciples of Christ. They live in Cambridge, MA with their teenage son and family dog.

Liaisons to the Board

Carey McDonald headshot

Carey McDonald

Carey McDonald

Executive Vice President

evp@uua.org

Carey McDonald is the UUA's Executive Vice President, helping to lead the organization in fulfilling its mission and overseeing staff operations.

He previously served as the UUA's Outreach Director and as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, and is a former lay member of the UUA Ministerial Fellowship Committee and served on the Skinner House Board. Prior to joining the UUA, Carey worked in educational policy with the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Department of Education.

Carey is a seventh-generation Unitarian Universalist and a member of First Parish in Malden, MA, and the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, OH. He was active in Columbus as a youth leader in the Ohio Meadville District Youth Adult Committee and with Diverse and Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM).

Carey holds a bachelors in Economics from Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and a masters in Organizational Leadership from Wheelock College in Boston, MA (now a part of Boston University). He lives in Malden, MA with his family.

Andrew McGeorge smiles at the camera

Andrew McGeorge

Andrew McGeorge

Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer

treasurer@uua.org

Andrew McGeorge joined UUA staff as Chief Financial Officer and was appointed Treasurer by the Board of Trustees in 2019. In addition to overseeing the Finance Department, he supervises the Operations and General Assembly and Conference Services staff teams.
Andrew spent over 13 years in the credit union industry, including as chief financial officer of Service Credit Union in Portsmouth, NH, from 2013-2019. Prior to that, Andrew worked for Barclays Capital in New York on the institutional fixed income sales desk. Andrew is a CFA (chartered financial analyst) charterholder and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Andrew completed his undergraduate degree in materials science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a member of South Church in Portsmouth, NH.

Staff

white woman with reddish brown curly hair, wearing a dark blouse, in front of a bookcase

Stephanie Carey Maron

Stephanie Carey Maron

Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Board of Trustees

scarey@uua.org

Bio coming soon.