Staff

  • Lucas Strong

    Director of Youth Programs
    Lucas Strong

    Lucas grew up Unitarian Universalist just up the road in Whereville. With a background in theater and social justice activism, Lucas has served as our part-time youth director since 2013. Lucas is studying to be a Unitarian Universalist minister, and brings both depth and fun to our programs for youth: Coming-of-Age, Our Whole Lives Sexuality … Continued

  • Oliver Kirk

    Director of Administration
    Oliver Kirk

    Oliver came to church administration by following his two loves: religious community and getting things done. An organizer at heart, Oliver majored in business at University of Someplace with a minor in religion. He began serving our congregation in 2008, after seven years as the administrator of Congregation Beth El in Someplace.

  • Herb Treble

    Director of Music
    Herb Treble

    Herb Treble has a Masters of Arts in Piano Performance from the Somewhere School of Music, and 12 years of experience in conducting choruses. His musical interests range from blues to baroque. He directs our choral programs for children and adults, and leads special Music Sundays twice a year for the congregation.

  • Rev. Ellen Quaadgras

    Minister

    I am a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School where the underlying principle of “Building the beloved community” became integral to my own vision of ministry. I have had the opportunity to expand on this vision in settings ranging from the Interfaith Fellows program with Hebrew College, to my work as an intern with the … Continued

  • Joy Justicia

    Director of Faith Development
    Joy Justicia

    Joy joined the staff of UU Somewhere in 2003 after serving for 11 years as Religious Education Director for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Nearby. A native of Somewhereville, Joy is pleased to return to her roots. Her focus at UU of Somewhere is faith development for all ages, helping babies to elders form strong ethics, … Continued