Meet Our Staff
Director of Religious Education
Carolyn coordinates our Sunday morning religious education program and our ministry to families and children. She is available on Sunday mornings and has office hours 12 – 4 on Wednesdays and by appointment.
Carolyn brings to A2U2 her experience creating child-centered and experiential learning environments in Montessori schools and a Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning from the University of Southern Maine. She joined the Philadelphia UU congregation in 2006 and since arriving in Maine has been a leader at First Parish UU in Portland in social justice, governance and membership.
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.
Matthew Strobel came to our church with several years experience as Sexton at the Falmouth Congregational Church and is very excited to add A2U2 to his current duties.