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Bill Brewer Community Gardens.
An active ministerial service in association with the UUA.
Outdoor amphitheatre in the Holton Eco-Preserve.
Remembering our loved ones in our Memorial Garden.

Our Leadership & Staff

 

Our Board Members

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Lesley Peterson

Lesley Peterson

President
 

 

President-Elect
 

Karen J. Brown

Keith Hamlin

VP-Ministerial Services
 
Alanis Garcia

Alanis Garcia

VP-Finance

 

 

VP-Programming
 

 

Treasurer
 
Alison Carville

Alison Carville

Secretary
 
Dorothy Van Howe

Dorothy Van Howe

VP-Operations
 
Helen Leddy

Helen Leddy

Member at Large
 
     
 

Our Staff

Suellen Kipp
Director of Music
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Suellen has been an award-winning choral  music teacher in the public school system for more than twenty years, receiving many honors with her performing groups throughout her show choir career for Best Vocals, Best Choreography, Best Show Design, Best Costuming.  Suellen has produced, directed, staged, and choreographed hundreds of public performances, concerts, and musical productions since graduating from Ball State University in 1990 with a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education and General Music Education.

Throughout her music career she has served as an adjudicator for the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA), judging high school and middle school choral ensembles.  She has also served as a volunteer judge for the Miss America Scholarship program.  Most recently, she has served as a district judge for Florida Jr. Thespians.

Suellen holds a master’s degree in liberal studies from Indiana University along with a second master’s degree in educational leadership from Indiana University.  Suellen currently teaches full time for the Lee County School District, serving as Director of Dance for San Carlos Park Elementary Center for the Arts.

Over the years Suellen has been a fierce advocate for women’s and children’s issues.  While working for the non-profit child abuse agency, SCAN, Inc(Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) Suellen participated in a program to assist domestic violence victims by teaching a parenting class to women living in the YWCA transitional housing program.  Suellen also wrote the teen violence dating curriculum for SCAN to be used with middle and high school students before returning to teaching.  While with SCAN, Inc, Suellen traveled the state of Indiana and spoke to over 5000 adults and children on issues of child abuse and neglect providing safety classes for children, and teacher trainings on documenting and reporting abuse and neglect.   Suellen wrote and published a safety plan for women who have left domestic violence situations yet still have contact with the abuser for child custody exchanges and shared the resource with the YWCA advocates program.  In 2007 Suellen completed the training and was appointed to serve as a CASA(Court Appointed Special Advocate) Volunteer for the Allen County Superior Family Court division.

While teaching in Indiana, Suellen produced and sponsored an annual a school concert to benefit the Allen County CASA(Court Appointed Special Advocate) organization.  Together with her students,  families, and community partners they raised over $18,000 in an an eight year span of hosting the benefit concert.  Suellen’s students actively participated in service learning to assist children in need within their community, learning that service and citizenship go hand in hand.

Jenn Blosser
Director of RE
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 Jenn Blosser began attending UUCFM in 2012 with her family and soon became involved with the Religious Education program. Three years later, she found herself in the position of the Director of Religious Education and madly in love with her job. Having worked with children and youth in her role as Art
Director for the Florida Repertory Theatre's summer camp for years, Jenn takes great delight in merging her spiritual life with her passion for kids. She is a member of the Liberal Religious Educators Association and works with UUCFM's Religious Education committee to select curriculum, plan events, and run special programming at UUCFM.
 
Jill Carville
Office Manager
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 Jill Carville has been a member of UUCFM since 1995. She taught RE, worked in the Nursery, and worked at Creative Minds Montessori School here on the campus. She served on the Board as VP of Programming and Member at Large, and joined the staff as Office Assistant in 2007. She became Editor of Publications in 2010, and Office Manager in 2012.

Jill has lived in Fort Myers since 1994 and has two children, Alison and Evan Carville.
 
Mickey Kellam
Building Supervisor
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Liza Kellam
Nursery Supervisor
 
 
 
Unitarian Universalism is a way to find meaning in your life. It’s a way to transform the world. It’s a way to transform yourself. That’s what we believe.
  ~ Steve Eisenberg, Past President, Board of Trustees

 

Testimonials From Members - Why I Became A Unitarian Universalist

Bill Petrarca
"Having an open and loving community is important to me. Our faith is way ahead of its time, with the values we honor: Love, grow, serve."

Testimonials From Members - Why I Became A Unitarian Universalist

Suzanne Ziemer
"Of course, we’re members of all sorts of other groups, both formal and informal, but this church is our mental, spiritual, and social home."