Rev. Carol E. Strecker, Interim Minister
We welcomed our Interim Minister, Rev. Carol E. Strecker, in August, 2017. Carol attended the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA and was ordained as a UU minister in 1999. She also has a Master of Social Work from Boston University, working in a variety of settings serving children, youth, and families before attending seminary. Her home is in Cumberland, Maine, where her spouse, Kate, lives and works in the Emergency Department at Maine Medical Center. Read Rev. Carol’s biography. Read more about interim ministry at UUCM.
Rev. Carol can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org 603-673-1870 ext. 2.
Monthly message from Rev. Carol.
Amy Conley, Interim Music Co-Director
She has been a songleader, performer and teacher for over 40 years (at churches, rallies, camps, schools, festivals) for people of all ages and has recorded three CD’s for children.
Amy belongs to The People’s Music Network, The Children’s Music Network, and the Association for UU Music Ministries.
Jackie Davis, Interim Music Co-Director
Jackie Davis grew up singing in choirs at First Parish UU Church in Chelmsford, MA, madrigal groups and Northeastern District Jr Chorus, as well as operas and theater productions through high-school. She studied voice & diction in New York City’s HB Studios and earned a B.A. degree in Theater at University of New Hampshire.
For many years Jackie wrote and directed musical circus performances for the Pine Hill Waldorf School as its Movement Specialist, and is the author of DIY Circus Lab (A Family-Friendly Guide for Juggling, Balancing, Clowning, and Show-Making). In 2018-2019 Jackie was Interim Choir Director for the Congregational Church of Temple, NH. She plays accordion, piano, percussion and recorder.
Jamie Ferrier, Congregational Administrator
Jamie joined UUCM 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. She spends most of her time with her partner, Milan, and their daughter, Evalina, creating art, or gardening. Jamie really enjoys serving the UUCM community. Jamie can be reached at email@example.com or 673-1870 ext. 1.
Sue Wahlen, Custodian
Sue 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)
Olav Nieuwejaar, Minister Emeritus
Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar, Minister Emerita
Olav 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 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.
Jeanne is the 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.