Meet Our Staff
Director of Religious Education
Bob coordinates our Sunday morning religious education program and our ministry to families and children. He is available on Sunday mornings and has office hours 12 – 4 on Wednesdays and by appointment.
Bob came to A2U2 after a long association with Unitarian Universalist churches, including time as an RE leader at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu. His previous career was in the Department of Defense, primarily in leadership and foreign language administration.But he also coached youth sports for over twenty years, raised his own kids, and now enjoys time with his grandchildren. He brings what he learned from these experiences to Allen Avenue’s RE program – keeping the focus on the children, and instilling them with a sense of confidence and competence.
In addition to overseeing our music program, Dale plays the piano for our Sunday services and directs the choir.
Dale graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and has been the music director at the Dean Junior College Theater Department in Franklin, at the Massasoit Community College in Brockton and at three UU churches in Massachusetts. He also taught music in the Marshfield, MA public schools. A long-time teacher of piano to children and adults, Dale is currently on the faculty at the Portland Conservatory of Music and Waynflete School. His extensive performance experience ranges from cabaret to college music theater, from classical to jazz.
Laura offers a warm welcome to our visitors, and helps everyone to find their “niche” in church activities and projects. She works with our Membership Committee and guides newcomers through the process of becoming members of our church. During the regular church year (September through mid-June) Laura is at church on Sunday mornings. She is “off duty” during July and August, but you can find out more about membership by emailing the Chair of the Membership Committee during those months.
Alice handles our communications, finances, and building management and helps keep our congregation running smoothly. She is in the church office Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM, September through June. During the summer her hours are reduced, but she checks messages frequently.