A Unitarian Universalist Welcoming Congregation

Ministers & Staff

by ucmhadmin
Wednesday June 2, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Reverend Alice Anacheka-Nasemann

Our Minister

Email: Revalice@ucmh.org

Office hours: Tuesdays, 9:30-12:30, Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 and by appointment.

The Reverend Alice Anacheka-Nasemann is an honors graduate of Andover Newton Theological School. Prior to her current position, she served as the Associate Minister of this congregation for 5 years, establishing the Spiritual Growth Center during that time.

She has also served as an intern or student minister at churches in Fredonia, Hamburg, East Aurora, and Rochester, NY. Rev. Alice discovered her call to the ministry as a young adult while serving as the Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta. She also served as the Director of Religious Education for this congregation for 4 years, while finishing her MDiv degree.

Her undergraduate work at Friends World College included internships working with homeless, orphaned, disabled and gifted children in locations from NYC to Kenya to Nicaragua.

Rev. Alice is the co-author of 4 curricula for children published on-line by the Unitarian Universalist Association as part of their Tapestry of Faith curriculum initiative: Moral Tales, Faithful Journeys, Love Will Guide Us, and World of Wonder.

She lives in Hudson with her spouse, Alan, their two homeschooled children, a dog and two cats.

Rev. Alice’s web based curriculum are:

Rev. Natalie C. Wimberly, Psy.D. is a lifelong learner who is an enthusiastic participant in the work of “growing spirits – changing the world”.   Her journey has been informed by a worldview sustained by hope, joy, peace, and wonder.  Her journey speaks to the benefit yielded from the diversity of individual gifts and graces shared and held as sacred.
Natalie’s determination to continue to explore, grow, and learn is seen in her academic achievements.  She is a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology with a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology with certification in Health Psychology, a graduate of Boston University School of Theology with a Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) degree in Religion, Culture and Personality and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling, and a graduate of Livingston University with a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.  She recently completed a postdoctoral residency in Clinical Neuropsychology and is currently a Senior Clinical Fellow at The Danielsen Institute at Boston University.
Natalie was ordained into Christian ministry in 1999 by the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. She served for 10 years as the pastor of several local congregations in the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church and was called to the ministry of Acting Director of Lifelong Learning at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson on December 1, 2014.

Carole Graves

Music and Choir Director

Carole Graves serves as a Music and Choir Director here at the First Church Unitarian of Marlboro-Hudson. With graduate studies from Yale and Boston Conservatory, she is passionate about teaching music to all ages and helping congregational members express their spirituality through music.

She has extensive experience working as an instrumentalist, music and choir director. Previous engagements include the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Music Initiative Program, the Boston Ballet, Boston Conservatory Ensembles and Choruses and many others. She performs regularly in front of audiences giving solo recitals for numerous venues. She has collaborated with many artists, both vocalists and instrumentalists, for over 2 decades.

She has been a faithful member and contributor to the activities of several musicians’ circle organizations including the Chopin Musicians’ Club and the Chaminade Musicians’ Clubs in Providence, RI, since 1983. She has been an active participant in the quarterly Music Rating Festivals sponsored by the Rhode Island Music Teacher’s Association where, for more than a decade, panel judges have consistently awarded Ms. Graves with Superior Ratings. She is the First Prize recipient of the prestigious Baldwin Piano RI State Competition in 1990. She is the First Prize winner of the Clavier’s Composer’s Competition in 1992.

Ms. Graves enjoys developing creative programming in the musical arts. She is very active as a Music Director and founder of numerous music festivals in collaborative sponsorship with private and public organizations In previous years, she has developed concerts and festival events for both Boston University and the ARC of Rhode Island. She devotes her time to providing therapeutic music to the elderly as well. She frequently performs for independent facilities, particularly for those suffering with Alzheimer’s, a debilitating neurological condition. She enjoys sharing her expertise and knowledge of music and piano to adults and children and teaches students from her organization, Legato Music Studios located in Waltham, MA.

Please visit her website for more information, www.CaroleGraves.com


Reverend Stephen M. Shick

Minister Emeritus

Email: Minister@UCMH.org

Phone: 978-562-9180

Video: Momentary Meditations

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.


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Bobb Burgess: Communications Director