Ministry

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Rev. Steve Cook
Minister

Our new interim minister is the Reverend Stephen Cook.  “Reverend Steve” is an experienced parish minister, who has served a nine-year, full-time settlement and five interim ministries.  He is just finishing a three-year interim at the First Parish Universalist of Stoughton, Massachusetts, where in addition to the usual pastoral duties, he led the church in … Continued

Programs

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Charlie Grindle
Choir Director

Rev. Charlie Grindle MFA CAGO has worked for various UU churches in Maine since 1974, including two years at Summit Fellowship in California. He is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.

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Ryan and Mesha Quinn
Directors of Religious Education

Ryan Quinn Ryan Quinn is a native of Maine.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from University of Southern Maine.  Ryan is a licensed social worker. He spent several years as a social worker at Sweetser working with children and adolescents in a crisis stabilization unit.  He also was a Child Protective Case Worker at … Continued

Operations

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Ruth Leipold
Pianist

Ruth moved to Springvale in 1962, next door to the Peterleins, who introduced her to the Unitarian Church.  Thanks to them, she joined the church in 1969.  She began playing the piano at the church shortly afterwards and has been playing here on a regular basis for nearly 30 years.  She considers the folks in this church her “extended family” … Continued

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Mona Ouellette
Administrator

Mona joined the staff of the Sanford UU Church in 2003 to provide administrative support working alongside the Minister, Choir Director, Directors of Religious Education, Committees and the members of the congregation. Mona brings over 25 years of administrative experience to her position. She is the editor of the church newsletter, UU Notes, and webmaster … Continued

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Helen Kane
Church Historian

Helen Kane is a retired English teacher who can now indulge her passion for the detective work that is historical research by becoming Church Historian during the decade of Sanford UU Church’s parallel centennials, celebrating our founding in 1909 in the New Town Hall and our 1918 move into our Meeting House at Main and … Continued

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Bill Ouellette
Maintenance Manager

Bill has been with the Sanford UU Church since 2003. After retirement from his government job, he enjoys his position as caretaker of the church.