Ministers and Staff

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Rev. Barbara McKusick Liscord, Minister

Rev. BarbaraAt UUCM, you will find that Rev. Barbara wears many hats. She serves as the head of our staff, supervising our employees, including our Ministerial Intern, and overseeing the day-to-day operation of the church. With the assistance of other staff and lay leaders she creates our Sunday morning worship experience, facilitates our Small Group Ministry program, leads our high-school youth ministry, and supports other children’s Faith Formation programming.  She coordinates with other staff and lay leaders and ministers from other UU congregations to offer adult Faith Formation programs.   She is available to provide pastoral care and rites of passage for members and friends, and works with the Council and many committees to carry out the mission of our church.

Rev. Barbara was ordained as a Unitarian Universalist Minister in 2001 at her Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Portland, Maine, where she had been a lifelong member. Her ordination followed completion of her two-year internship at the UU church in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and many years of lay leadership in her church. Barbara has been serving with our congregation since August 2002. Barbara earned her M.Div. with high honors from the Andover Newton Theological School. She also completed Clinical Pastoral Education at Maine Medical Center, Portland. A native of Maine, Barbara graduated from Bates College and spent 20 years in the corporate world. Barbara is married to Paul Liscord and has two adult children. Rev. Barbara can be reached at minister@uucm.org 603-673-1870 ext. 2.

Carolyn McCreary, Music Director/Pianist

CarolynCarolyn joined the UUCM as Music Director in July 2011.  She served as Acting Music Director at the First Church Unitarian in Littleton, where she directs and accompanies a women’s choir.  Carolyn also sings with the Concord Women’s Chorus in Concord, Massachusetts and was the church musician at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Milford, Massachusetts.  She is an award winning teacher in mathematics and computer science and retired as a senior software engineer in 2008.  She is an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network (UUMN). Carolyn can be reached at music@uucm.org or 978-772-5870.

Jamie Ferrier, Office & Faith Formation Programs Administrator

Jamie FerrierJamie joined UUCM as the Office & Faith Formation Programs Administrator in August 2015. She attended the University of Vermont, where she received her bachelor’s in mathematics. She has worked in several fields, including medicine, statistical research, and hospitality, in addition to owning her own art business.

Jamie is a new resident of New Hampshire, but is originally from New England. She spends most of her time with her daughter, Evalina, creating art, or gardening.  Jamie can be reached at office@uucm.org or 673-1870 ext. 1.

Kali Fyre, Ministerial Intern

Kali-AE2-WebKali is in her final year of the Master of Divinity degree program at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. During her internship with UUCM, Kali has worked closely with Rev. Barbara as her Teaching Pastor, participating in and learning about all areas of ministerial and congregational leadership. She has traveled to Chicago three to four times per year to participate in intensive studies for her classes. Kali lives with her partner, Jack, and their family on a farm in nearby Weare, raising poultry and vegetables with humane practices and permaculture techniques. Kali also volunteers as a domestic violence advocate with YWCA-NH in Manchester, and remains an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester.

Sue Wahlen, Custodian

Sue WahlenSue Wahlen has been working at our church since April 2005, keeping UUCM spotless and continually moving furniture to accommodate the many meetings and activities scheduled weekly. Sue can be reached at 603-673-1870 ext. 1 (to leave message)

Elizabeth Foster, Ministerial Associate Emerita

Rev. Elizabeth FosterBetty Foster has served with our church as Ministerial Associate since May 1997 and has been a member of our congregation since 1974.

In the spring of 2013, Betty moved to Maine to live closer to her daughter and grandchildren.  She remains connected to her beloved UUCM congregation electronically, as she continues to be a contributor to our newsletters.

Olav Nieuwejaar, Minister Emeritus  
Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar, Minister Emerita

OlavNieuwejaar-150wideOlav served our congregation from 1976 to 2000. Jeanne, his wife, first served as Director of Religious Education and then was called to co-ministry with Olav for the last years of their ministry together in Milford. Rev. Olav and Rev. Jeanne occasionally lead worship for our congregation and are sometimes available for memorial services and weddings, when our minister, Rev. Barbara McKusick Liscord is unavailable. Olav and Jeanne served as Co-Interim Ministers in Cambridge, England and at the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock on Long Island. They also served as Co-District Executives for the New Hampshire-Vermont District of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
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Jeanne is author of The Gift of Faith: Tending the Spiritual Lives of Children, published in 2002 by Skinner House Books.  Her most recent book, Fluent in Faith: A Unitarian Universalist Embrace of Religious Language was released in 2012. At the Worship Service on December 2, 2012, Rev. Jeanne spoke about the topic of this book.  Copies of Rev. Jeanne’s books are available from the UUA bookstore.