Anna Tally

Membership Team Member, Connections Team Co-chair

Barbara Stebbins-Boaz

Committee Member

It would be my honor to serve on the UUCS Nominating Committee. I have been a Unitarian for about 30 years starting in Providence, Rhode Island. When I moved to Salem in 1998 to take a faculty position at Willamette University, one of the attractions … read more.

Ben Cavaletto

LRE Team Chair

Beth Ann Huffine

I grew up in Chicago and moved to Salem after college and have lived here for 30 years. I have a son in college and work as a librarian.

I started attending UUCS in 2015 or 2016 and became a member in 2017. I am a … read more.

Beth Meyers-Shenai

Marion County EarthWISE liaison

Marion County EarthWISE liaison
Facilities Team member

Brenna Norval

I am currently co-chair of the Membership Team. I work for the Salem-Keizer School District as a special
education assistant, currently at Straub middle school, I play handbells at St Paul’s Episcopal church, I
love to ride my recumbent trike during my summer vacations and … read more.

Christine Ertl

Board Chair

I have been a member of UUCS since 1994, initially putting all of my focus on the RE program where I taught various classes including OWL for many years. I am currently on the Safer Congregations Committee, on the Intern Minister’s Committee and, when … read more.

Connie Anderson

Director, Seat #1

I am from Salem. I have been involved with UUCS is some manner for around 13 years. I finally became a member in 2019 with my wife. I appreciate the diversity and inclusivity of this congregation.

Diana Nicholson-Nelson

Internship Committee

Dina Triest

Team Member

Don Beckman

Life Lines Lay Minister

Emma Kreger

Congregational Administrator

Eric Schuman

Life Lines Lay Minister

George Piter

Life Lines Lay Minister

George Struble

Jack Tally

Director, Seat #5; SJT Co-chair

For over 20 years, I have been a member of various UU congregations. The first church was in upstate New York. The membership was rather small. My wife Anna, a fellow UU member, was interested in finding a spiritual home for our two children. The … read more.

Jackie Klimowicz

Life Lines Lay Minister

Jane Maute

Cordon Road Stewardship Coordinator

Janet Stevens

Director, Seat #6

I was born a Unitarian and raised UU. I joined UUCS in 2008. I am currently a member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Music Team, member of the Worship Team, Choir member and I lead the Women’s Retreat Committee. Our congregation, like … read more.

Jean Logan

Life Lines Lay Minister

Jean Sherbeck

Partner Church Coordinator

Joel Martin

Team Member

John Prohodsky

SJT Co-chair

Current roles:
Board Treasurer
Finance Team Chair
Stewardship Team member
Facilities Team member

I am humbled to be elected for the UUCS Treasurer. I will work with the Board to establish systems to insure UUCS has robust finances as well as manage UUCS finances. Being Finance Team chair, … read more.

Jon Chinburg

Life Lines Lay Minister

Jordyn Sweeney

Office Administrator

Karen Piter

Life Lines Lay Minister

Memorial Wall

Kay Cogswell

Life Lines Lay Minister

Life Lines Lay Minister

Kit Abrahamson


Laura Christian

Music Director

Lily Walker

Director, Lifespan Religious Education

My name is Lyllian Walker, but please call me Lily. I am Professional Religious Educator with advanced degrees in Religious Studies and Education. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin with a concentration in South Asian Studies. I then went … read more.

Lorna Youngs


Chair, Lifelines Lay Ministry

Lynn Cardiff

Past Board Chair; Facilities Team Coordinator; Life Lines Lay Minister; Director Seat #4

Current Roles:

Past Board Chair
Lifelines Lay Minister
RE Team Volunteer
Membership Team Member
Women’s Alliance co-Chair

I have been a member of UUCS for almost 48 years. I was on the board for a few years in the 1980’s. After that I focused on singing in the choir … read more.

Megan Roller

Many of you already know me since I have been attending UUCS for over 6 years now and have been a member for over 5. If you don’t know me, or perhaps only know me by sight, my name is Megan Roller (formally Altorfer, Reverend … read more.


Board Vice-chair


Director, Seat #3

Phil Smith

Life Lines Lay Minister

Life Lines Lay Minister

Reverend Rick Davis

Reverend Rick Davis

Senior Minister

Reverend Richard R. Davis (“Rev. Rick”) became senior minister at UUCS in 1993. He was originally drawn to Unitarian Universalism through his interest in world religions, particularly Zen Buddhism that guides his daily meditation.The UU religious movement became his spiritual home, as it promotes free and … read more.

Rob Schiff

Rob Schiff

Team Member

I have been a member of UUCS for thirty years, having served on the Board for a number of years including, as its Chair. Throughout the years I have also served on a number of committees, currently including the Internship Committee and as the leader … read more.

Robin LaMonte

Robin LaMonte

Board Secretary

I come from a religious background. My parents were missionaries in the Kodiak Island region of Alaska. I sang in church choirs, and in high school and college choirs. After college, however, I was engaged in family and work activities and did not have time … read more.

Ruth Larson

Team Member

Sara Shatto

Family Promise Coordinator

Sharon Pierson

Treasurer; Webmaster

I joined UUCS in 2015 and retired shortly thereafter. I’ve been working on the Communications team since then, helping with the conversion to our existing website. Eventually, I took over as webmaster. I’ve also helped with several events and projects at UUCS. … read more.

Stephanie Jernstedt


Chair, Safer Congregation Committee

Steven Ovens

Director, Seat #2

I am currently semi-retired and now working part time for Linn County General Services. In the past I’ve worked at Willamette University, leaving there in 2004 as the Maintenance Supervisor for the campus and meeting the needs of the infrastructure for approximately 1.3 million square … read more.

Susan Farris-Gosser

Vicki Cunningham