Author: Board of Trustees

January In-Person Hiatus

Just before Christmas, we temporarily closed the UUCC building in light of the extremely high Covid rate in Northeast Ohio. While the rate is still high, we believe there are situations where smaller groups can meet safely – if they are comfortable doing so. … read more.

Indoor Sunday Services

Sunday services are now back indoors! This is exciting – we haven’t had a scheduled service in our Sanctuary since March 8, 2020. We are doing this knowing that Covid, and particularly the Delta variant, is still a risk for all of us. We have … read more.

Laurie Albright

President, Board of Trustees 2020-21, 2021-22

Term 2019-2022

I have been attending the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland, and now the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland, since I was pregnant with our 35 year old son, Tim Larson.

I have served in a number of capacities: teaching … read more.

Cliff Wire

Member, Board of Trustees

Term 2021-24

I first showed up at First UU back in Nov. 1997 looking for a new home and found it here. I didn’t know what UU’s were at the time. I thought they were just another smaller Christian denomination, but came … read more.

Tadd Pinkston

Member, Board of Trustees

Term 2019-22

An attorney from Cleveland, Tadd built his practice around serving the underrepresented. He is active in the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, joining statewide demonstrations and protests at the state capitol building as a legal observer.

Beyond … read more.

Mark Assel

Member, Board of Trustees

Term 2021-24

Mark Assel and his wife Shelley Assel have been members of the church (1st UU then UUCC) for 22 years. They first tried out 1st UU upon the recommendation of the minister who married them, and they’ve never looked
back after … read more.

Kathleen Binnig

Secretary, Board of Trustees 2021-22

Term 2021-24

Looking for a church community with a vibrant Sunday School program, Mark and I arrived at First Unitarian, now the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland, when our son David was two or three years old. (He is now 41.) … read more.