ABOUT US

Our Staff

JAne Podell

Director of Lifespan

Faith Development

Jane Podell has served our congregation as Director of Religious Education (DRE) for the past 7 years.  Before that, she served as DRE at the UU Fellowship of Poughkeepsie for 17 years. In addition to working half-time at UUCHV, she also holds part-time positions at the UU Congregation of the Catskills in Kingston as "Youth and Young Families Coordinator"; at Vassar College as the weekend concerts supervisor; and at Cappella Festiva, a community choir in Dutchess County, as Administrator.  Jane has been a UU for 25 years and says that Unitarian Universalism has been the center of her life. She adds, "There is little separation from what I do and who I am." Her position as DRE calls her to minister to children of all ages as they engage in spiritual seeking and discover their own path, always with a sense of wonder.

Rita Ruotolo

Administrator

Rita has been UUCHV’s administrator since 2006 and handles a lot of the behind the scenes work that is essential to our congregations success.

Giocille Shaw

Pianist

Giocille Shaw has been a member of the musical staff of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley since 2014. She also teaches in  the Ossining Union Free School District, the Steinhart School of New York University, and The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts. She is a staff musician at Theater O and St. Ann's Church in Ossining, and is the founder of Ossining Sings!, an ensemble devoted to building community through song. 

OUR LEADERSHIP

Our 2019-2020 Board of Trustees

 

Betsy Tomic, President

(btomic@quavant.com)

Sheri Brown, Vice President

(slmebrb@gmail.com)

Nora Mulligan, Secretary

(nora.m.mulligan@gmail.com )

Scott Crowder

Megan Fenton

Teri Lukin

Eddy Fried

Non Board Member:

Monica Dietrich, Treasurer

(monica.dietrich@gmail.com)

The Leadership Development Team

 

TBD

Our Committee Chairs

ARTS

Susi Dugaw

SOCIAL JUSTICE

Virginia (Ginny) Stillman

MUSIC MINISTRY

Michael Schwartz

WORSHIP

Kathy Williams

MEMBERSHIP

Monica Dietrich

BUILDING & GROUNDS

Chris Oliver

SHARING & CARING

April Stritmater