Reverend Stephen M. Shick
Rev. Stephen M. Shick, Senior Minister is an honors graduate of Crozer-Colgate Rochester Theological Seminary. Between 2000 and 2003 he was an Urban Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He has served congregations in Portland, ME and Haverhill, MA. Before entering the parish he practiced a national ministry as U.S. Program Director for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Director of the Unitarian Universalist Peace Network, and founder and host of Consider the Alternatives, a nationally syndicated radio program.
Rev. Stephen is the author of Be the Change: Poems, Prayers and Meditations for Peacemakers and Justice Seekers, Consider the Lilies, a book of meditations, and Just Congregations, a guide to congregational justice making practices. His writings have appeared in numerous national and local publications. Rev. Stephen also leads seminars on “embodied preaching”, the art of preaching and public speaking without notes or manuscript.
He is married to Dr. JoAnn Mulready-Shick, who is on the nursing faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston. They have three grown children: Dora, Michael, and Sarah.
Reverend Alice Anacheka-Nasemann
Office hours: By appointment.
Reverend Alice Anacheka-Nasemann, our Associate Minister, was called by our congregation to a ministry that focuses on faith formation for all ages, worship, and membership growth. Together with Rev. Stephen, she established the Spiritual Growth Center in the fall of 2008.
She is an honors graduate of Andover Newton Theological School with a BA in early childhood development. Her experience includes 7 years as a Religious Education Director and various internships, including working with homeless, orphaned, disabled, and gifted children in locations from NYC to Kenya to Nicaragua. She has also served as an intern or student minister at churches in Fredonia, Hamburg, East Aurora, and Rochester, NY. She has served as Minister of the Week at Ferry Beach Conference Center and gave a theme talk at Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute (SUUSI) in 2010.
Rev. Alice is the co-author of 3 curricula for 2nd-3rd graders: Moral Tales, Faithful Journeys, and Love Will Guide Us, all published on-line by the Unitarian Universalist Association as part of their Tapestry of Faith curriculum initiative.
She lives in Hudson with her spouse, Alan, their two homeschooled children, a dog and two cats.