Our Elected Leaders
Westminster’s Trustees for the 2021-2022 congregational year are:
Doug Alexander has lived in RI since 2002, but he came to Westminster in the fall of 2016 with his wife and three children in search of a community that shared their values. It was soon clear that this loving bunch of UU’s far exceeded their expectations, and in a few short years they have found themselves happily embedded in church life. Doug has sung in the choir, taught Religious Education classes, competed in the annual Chili Cook-off, managed coffee hour, helped with remote service tech, and is now thrilled to join the Board as the President Elect. (Of these, coffee hour may still prove to be the most challenging.) Professionally Doug works at OSHEAN, RI’s non-profit Internet and cloud services provider, and before that he was a K-12 teacher and technology director.
Nancy Reed has been a member of Westminster Unitarian Church since 2010. In addition to serving as president elect and now president, she has acted as co-chairperson on both the Worship Committee and the Youth Religious Education Committee. On the Worship Committee, Nancy had the challenging and rewarding job of setting up the lay services throughout the church year and summertime. Nancy continues to be a part of the YREC as a regular committee member, and has the responsibility of coordinating the Middle School Neighboring Faiths program which she is passionate about. Outside of church, Nancy works as an Occupational Therapist in the Scituate school system, teaches group exercise classes and is a dancer/choreographer in Balliamo Dance Collective. Nancy is grateful to be a part of such a vital and progressive church. Westminster has been a wonderful spiritual home for her and her two sons, and she looks forward to doing her part to uphold its mission.
Amy Abel came to Westminster in the summer of 1996 and it was love at first sight. She found a home for her passions for storytelling, traditions, and the beautiful architecture of the sanctuary. Now, two decades later, Amy is amazed that she has written and given multiple sermons. Amy has served on the Board of Trustees, and various committees. Amy lives in North Kingstown with her young adult, Lee Giruzzi. Ten years ago, Amy considered relocating to another state. The decision to stay was the connection to this warm, loving, embracing community.
Member at Large