Rev. Karen Armina: Minister
Rev. Karen was called to be the minister of the James Reeb UU Congregation in May 2014 and we ordained her in May 2015. She comes to ministry out of a background in plant ecology, and understands the interconnected web of all existence as both a physical and a theological reality. This understanding leads her to be deeply passionate about how we treat each other and our Earth home.
Heather Yonker: Music Director
Heather Yonker is an accomplished musician and multi-media artist. She has worked extensively as a musical director and choral director and has also produced her own award-winning experimental film. After completing a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from UW Madison, she began writing original musicals. Critics hailed her songs as “catchy” and “infectious.” Heather has been commissioned as a composer and has scored for original musicals, industrial videos, computer animations, dance-works and independent shorts. She has performed as a pianist and accompanist, as an actor for public theater and as a dancer for MCT and MTS. She holds a Master of Music with an emphasis in music for multi-media from the University of WI Madison. In addition to the college courses she presently teaches, she continues to teach private lessons in piano, music theory and composition, Spanish and Argentine Tango.
Mandy Nachampassack-Maloney: Religious Educator
Mandy Nachampassack-Maloney is a recent transplant from Illinois, where she worked as RE director for a small, rural UU congregation. She holds a specialty certificate from Fort Hays State University in Life Issues, a sociological focus on life transitions such as marriage, childbirth and adoption, and death and dying. She graduated from SUNY: Herkimer with her degree in Human Services. As a hobby, Mandy has taught ballroom dance like the waltz, the cha cha, and the foxtrot.
Morgan Stewart: Office Administrator
Our new Office Administrator Morgan Stewart started September 1st and will be in the office from 11am-3pm on Tuesdays & Wednesdays and remotely on Fridays from 11am-3pm. When she’s not in the office, she’s either busy studying with her cohort in UW Madison’s Certified Professional Coach Program, working on her acting chops, or enjoying the sights around Madison.