TitleNameExtension Email
MinisterRev. Dr. Kate R. Walkerx 104minister@mvuc.org
Church AdministratorCarolyn Whitex 103admin@mvuc.org
Director, Lifespan Spiritual GrowthAnn Richardsx 105dlsg@mvuc.org
Lifespan Spiritual Growth AssistantJim Kerrx 108reassist@mvuc.org
Affiliated MinisterKaren Rasmussenintern-minister@mvuc.org
Data & Admin AssistantSusan Samuelsx 106datadmin@mvuc.org
Property ManagerLeah Choudhuryx 102property@mvuc.org
CustodianDerick Spencercustodian@mvuc.org
Director of MusicMark Zimmermanx 107music@mvuc.org
Church PianistYee Von Ngyeevon@umd.edu
Nursery Care GiverFarhat Chaudhry
Rental Events (Weddings)Amanda Casey


Mount Vernon Unitarian Church is a “congregational” church, meaning that we are self-governed.  The Congregation has ultimate authority over church affairs. The Congregation delegates responsibility for conducting church business to democratically-elected officials and staff, who operate in accord with written bylaws, policies and procedures. Because the church is owned by its members, members are expected to support the church financially, attend worship services and other activities, and participate as appropriate in church governance.

The following are the current roster of members elected to oversee the fiscal and communal stewardship of this congregation.

Board of Trustees for Mount Vernon Unitarian Church – 2017-2018

MemberTerm Ends
Carolyn Dunlea -Chair2019
Marty Bredeck - Vice Chair2010
Becky Brandt - Secretary2019
Jeanne Tift - Program Council Co-convener2019
Helen Kafka - Program Council Co-convener2018
Malcolm Kerr, Youth Representative2018
John Henrehan2018
Doug MacCleery2018
Carl Lohmann2019


Finance Committee – 2017-2018

TreasurerOscar Castro
Assistant TreasurerLiz Campbell
BookkeeperBirgit Robbert
Finance CommitteeAl Robbert, Chair
Stewardship Pledges CommitteeDavid Breen, Chair
Endowment Fund CommitteeJoan Darrah, Chair
Gifts & Bequests

Wendy Burns


Program Council Administration

Convener  – Sarah Soulliere

Convener  – Tony Barkume

Committee on MinistryTom Griffin, Chair
Barbara Jacobs, Margaret Ruhe, Bruce Tinker, Ben Jessup, Lisa Gillespie
Nominating CommitteeKelly Campbell (2018),
Al Robbert (2018),
Kristine Erickson (2018),
Bill Alsmeyer- Johnson (2019), Laurie Hayden (2019)
Personnel Advisory CommitteeJim Hewitt, Chair, Linda Walton, Doug MacCleary, Julie Dressing
Property CommitteeChair TBD
Susan B. Anthony (SBA)Joan Wamsley, Chair
Rental Events TeamCarolyn White, Chair
Amanda Casey, Wedding & Special Events Coordinator


Communications Program Council

Coordinator – Bill Cassidy, 2017

Program Council CoordinatorBill Cassidy (2019)
Internal Communications CoordinatorBill Cassidy
Newsletter Editor (Windmill)Maggie Graham,

Weekly BulletinBill Cassidy,

(This Week at MVUC)
Bill Cassidy announcements@mvuc.org
Website AdministratorKeith Brophy
External Communications CoordinatorMary Paden
Technology AdvisoryRaleigh Romine
Digital SignageHelen Kafka, Raleigh Romine, Douglas Masterson

Membership Development Council

Program Council Coordinator – Dianne Brown 2017

Chair, Membership Development CouncilLinda Burke (2019)
Visitors CommitteeSandy Peterson
New Members CommitteeDave Bender
Retention CommitteeJim Burke
Leadership DevelopmentSue Lamb, Chair
Circle SuppersDavid Bender, Jim Burke
Young AdultsLauren Crowder, Carolyn Dunlea

Our Home Community

Program Council Coordinator –  Bonnie Iredell, 2016

Program Council CoordinatorBonnie Iredell (2018)
Book NookSonja Bloom
Book SaleJoan Wamsley
Caring Associates Betsy Stephens
Every Thursday GroupRuth Ann MacCleary, Connie Jordan

Holiday ShopMary Barnett, Sandy Peterson
International Folk DancingPatricia Williams
Volunteer ReceptionistsLaurie Hayden

Religious Education/ Lifespan Spiritual Growth Council

Program Council CoordinatorElizabeth (Beth) Peebles (2019)
Lifespan Spiritual Growth (LSG) Council Members
Steve Bogart (Co-Chair), David Bender, Alex Johnson, Bo Peng, Emily Sturchio, January Tkach, Linda Walton


Social Justice Program Council

Coordinator – Isabelle Arnold 2016

Social Justice Council CoordinatorLinda Doyle (2018)
Partner Churches
(Romania & India)
Lisa Gillispie
Blood DriveMike Walker
Gun Violence Prevention Task ForceBill Alsmeyer-Johnson
Linda Bohannon
Laura Castro
Climate ChangeClarke Herbert
Route 1 Social Action
Includes United Community Ministries (UCM) & Ventures in Community (VIC)
Helen Lounsbury
Sharing the PlateLinda Doyle

Sunday Services Committee

Program Council Coordinator –

Program Council CoordinatorPhyllis Gilmore (2018)
Worship, Arts & Music CommitteeDavid Keegan
Order of Service EditorMaria Hong, Phyllis Gilmore
Worship Services SupportFlowers: Angel Dean Collins
Sound: Raleigh Romine
Ushers: Wendy Montanari-Kilpatrick
SoundRaleigh Romine
Coffee Hour CoordinatorBonnie Iredell
Ushers Wendy Montanari

Property Support

Program Council CoordinatorWendy Burns
Buildings and Grounds CommitteWendy Burns, Chair
Green House GroupMary Barnett
Memorial WalksWendy Burns

Send corrections or updates for Who’s Who to web@mvuc.org

Mount Vernon UnitarianUniversalist  Church in Alexandria VA is maintained and supported by the volunteer efforts of our members. All members are eligible for any of the above opportunities and encouraged to lend their skills and expertise. Contact any of the above for questions or information.