Rev. Kathryn Bert
The Rev. Kathryn Bert is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist. After two years in the Peace Corps where she met her husband Stuart Campbell, Kathryn and her family settled in central Washington where she was a bilingual teacher. Kathryn felt the call to ministry in the early 2000s and moved to Chicago to enroll in seminary. Prior to coming to UUCV in 2017, She served as the Senior Minister at the UU Church of Greater Lansing for 15 years.
Personally, Rev. Bert is warm and funny. She connects with people at all stages of life and works well with staff, UUA members, and interfaith colleagues. Rev. Bert is creative and energetic in her sermons as well as being comprehensive and thoughtful in all her ministries. She works hard with congregational leaders to create a holy experience in and out of the pulpit.
Kathryn and Stuart have a grown son, Theo, who has recently launched and a standard poodle, Nutmeg, who is still at home. They are very excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest, closer to family and starting a new chapter with us.
Rev. Bert will be on staff in late August 2017. Hours
Amy Brock, Director of Lifelong Learning, since 2017
Amy's experience as an educator began at a young age in a church nursery and expanded to both public, private, and parochial school classrooms. For ten years, she served as an inclusion educator to students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. She holds a MAT in Early Childhood Education with endorsements in reading and special education from Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia. She also holds degrees in psychology and general education for K-12 students. In addition to studying the practice of learning from an academic standpoint, Amy has also spent time studying the practice of learning from the spiritual perspectives of movement and meditation. She is passionate about supporting families and individuals in their search for personal truth along life's ever-changing journey.
ou can reach Amy at email@example.com. Hours
Patrick Scofield, Music Director, since 2008
The Music Director directs the choir, supervises our Accompanists (Karen Dale, Carl Thor, Paul Chandler, Nancy Bonner) and volunteer Featured Musicians and Song Leaders, and oversees all music in our worship services. [15 hours/week]
Patrick holds a BM degree in Education and Vocal Performance from Pacific University. Patrick performs in musical groups around the area, and gained much of his training as the bass soloist and section leader at First Unitarian Church of Portland, where he co-leads the summer program. Patrick also serves as Director of Conferences for the UU Musicians Network, where he oversees the annual national UU Musicians' conference.
Reach Patrick via email at musicdirector@UUCVan.org Hours
Donna Aase, Office Administrator, since 2001
The Office Administrator supervises our Sexton, Doug Adams, produces the weekly Bulletin, manages our facility reservations and rentals, oversees the bulletin boards, and generally keeps our office functioning smoothly. [15 hours/week]
Donna’s primary employment is as an ESL Instructor at Clark College. Since the winter of 2013, Donna has been pursuing certification through the Association of Unitarian Universalist Administrators, a process that may take several years.
Email Donna at Office.Administrator@UUCVan.org. Hours