Leaders at Emerson

Our Minister

Minister - Reverend Deborah Morgan Bennett

Minister's Musings July 25, 2019

Rev. Bennett is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA and has served Unitarian Universalist congregations in Winchester, MA and Pittsfield, MA. She has also served as a hospital chaplain in Albany, NY. Rev. Bennett is the mother of two daughters, Rhea and Christin Howard, step-mother to  Eli and Maggie Bennett and adopted mother to Zeus the cat. She  lives in Woodstock, GA with her husband, Jim. 

You can reach Rev. Deborah at minister@emersonuu.org


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Faith Action Council

Council Chair: Karen Abel
Board liaison: Ginger White

  • Green Santuary Team
    • Denise Cardin, Nick Jokay
  • Immigration Justice Ministry
  • Social Justice
    • Karen Abel
  • Must Ministry Breakfasts
    • Joe Tomichek

Property Management Council

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  • Buildings & Grounds
    • Nick Jokay
  • Saftey Committee
    • Richard Fuller
  • Aesthetics Committee
    • Trish Neitzel
  • AV Team
    • Chris Thaiss

Congregational and Nurture Council

Council Chair: Patricia Johnson

  • Leadership Development Committee
    • Jenny Christoffersen and Aaron Darland
  • Conflict Resolution Committee
    • Patricia Johnson

Faith Development Council

Council Chair: Gillian Skow

  • RE Committee
    • Gillian Skow
  • Adult RE Committee
    • Laura Trad and Lynn Smith
  • OWL Committee
    • Angela Miles

Worship Council

Council Chair: Mark Cobb

  • Sunday Service Committee
    • Esther Sumartojo
  • Listening Circle Steering Committee
    • Mark Cobb
  • Choir Leadership Committee

Finance Council

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  • Personel Committee
    • Jim Skow
  • Long Range Planning
    • Jenny Christoffersen
  • Stewardship Committee
    • Uwe Neitzel
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    • Dave Schimmel and Shelley House
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    • Erik Skow

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Council Chair: Millie Fuller

  • Membership Development Committee
    • Millie Fuller
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    • Mike Kline
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    • Millie Fuller
  • Helping Hands Committee
    • Linda Sabo
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    • John Allman


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    • Star Storey
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    • Lynn Smith
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    • Ann Mason
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    • Michel Myers
  • Daytimers Group
    • Tom & Bernadine Cutilletta
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    • Joe Tomichek
  • Mom’s Night Out Group
    • Audrey Piekut-Thaiss
  • The Mountain
    • Joe Tomichek
  • Pastoral Care Team
    • Rev. Don Cameron
  • Spanish Learners Group
    • Anne Askew
  • Days for Girls
    • Ginger White