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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 11-1pm, 3-4pm; Thursday, 9am–1pm, other hours by appointment
Madelyn Campbell, Ministerial Intern
Madelyn Campbell is our first-ever ministerial intern. She is finishing up her Master of Divinity at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. and is a candidate for ministry in the Unitarian Universalist Association. She's a long-time member of the UU Church of Arlington, VA, where she lives with one of her nine children and a cat. Before answering the call to ministry, Madelyn was a nurse practitioner, and also worked in housing finance economics. She comes to us with a lot of experience in many aspects of church lay leadership. Madelyn is particularly called to pastoral care and is interested in the intersection of the arts - particularly the performing arts, and religion.
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11-3
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, Thursday, Friday 12 pm-3 pm
Courtney Irwin, Interim Coordinator of Spiritual Development
Courtney Irwin is just beginning her adventure in the world of Liberal religious education at AUUC. She has been a member of or identified with a Unitarian Universalist congregation for eight years. During that time she has taught RE, served on and co-chaired various committees, and can be heard singing just about everywhere. As AUUC’s Interim Coordinator of Spiritual Development, she will administer the education program for children and adults while the search for a settled DSD commences.
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 11-4; and by appointment
Brad Rinaldo, Acting Music Director
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.