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All staff can be contacted at the church office: (703) 503-4579
Reverend Scott Sammler-Michael, Senior Minister
Reverend Scott Sammler-Michael began his ministry here at Accotink UU Church on August 15, 2008. Rev. Scott plays a vital role in the life of Accotink UU Church. Whether it is preaching Sunday morning, leading a book discussion, attending a committee meeting, taking a stand for a justice issue, or having a blast at a social gathering, if you hang around this church for more than a few minutes, you are likely to run into our energetic and enthusiastic Minister. In addition to leading worship services, and being an important part of our church programs, Rev. Scott is available for support and advice and loves to work with individuals on their Spiritual Development Plans.
Office Hours: Monday 11am-4pm, Wednesdays 6-7pm, Thursday 10am-4pm; appointments preferred. Other times available upon request.
Reverend Sarah Gettie McNeill, Director of Spiritual Development
Reverend Sarah Gettie recently joined Accotink as the full-time Director of Spiritual Development. An ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, Reverend Sarah Gettie has a deep commitment to meeting people of all ages where they are in their spiritual formation and helping them to grow in their relationship to the holy. On a Sunday morning, you might find Reverend Sarah Gettie participating in a WonderBox lesson during the worship service or scurrying around downstairs to make sure that all of the classes have just what they need.
Office Hours: Monday 3-6pm, Thursday 2:30-5pm and by appointment
Katie Cooke, Congregational Administrator
Katie started working for AUUC in March of 2011. As our trusty Administrator, Katie keeps busy with computer and administrative tasks. She manages our membership database and church calendars, assists with rental business, and provides general information and support for our faith community.
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 pm-3 pm; Thursday 1-3pm
Brad Rinaldo, Music Director
Acting Music Director Brad Rinaldo has been working at Accotink for 3 years, spending his first year as accompanist and the second two as music director. Brad has a Bachelor's degree in piano performance from James Madison University and a Masters in piano performance from George Mason University. Aside from working at Accotink, Brad also teaches private piano lessons, conducts a choir at the Virginian assisted living facility, and sings with the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington. In his off time, Brad enjoys cooking, weightlifting, and spending time with his friends.
Susan Brown & Judy Robison, Military Services Liaisons
Susan and Judy are working on developing some vision and goals as our new volunteer Military Services Liaisons. Stay tuned for more information about what they are doing to support AUUC’s military families and to make connections with military communities in our area.
Judy Usherson-Quast, Volunteer Coordinator
Judy Usherson-Quast has agreed to serve as our Volunteer Coordinator. She will be working with our staff and leadership to match volunteers’ interests and skills with congregational priorities and needs. She brings to this role her experience as a communications project manager where she led teams of writers, graphic designers, technical experts, and IT professionals in the development of environmental outreach projects and regulatory programs.
Michele Andersen, Family Services Liaison
Michele Andersen was named our Family Services Liaison in the summer of 2009. Born in California and raised in Oklahoma, Michele now calls Virginia home. Her husband Chad, children Evan and Erin and their dog Sierra live in Fairfax Station. Michele has her Masters in School Counseling. In addition to her volunteer position at Accotink, Michele works as a Parent Educator for the Nurturing Program. She loves biking, hiking and reading. Michele fell into her position as Family Services Liaison as her passion for connecting with other families became obvious to those around her. She enjoys this opportunity to help other families in the quest to raise happy, healthy children who all work together to make our world be the best it can be.