Reverend Alice Anacheka-Nasemann
Our Minister

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 five years, co-founding UCMH’s Spiritual Growth and Community Center during that time.  She received her call to the ministry from a religious educator’s background and has served this congregation and the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta as a Director of Religious Education.

Rev. Alice is the co-author of four curricula for children published online 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.

In addition, Rev. Alice is proud to be a certified Laughter Yoga instructor, which she considers to be a very apt development of her natural skills.  She also is quite proud of the Compostela certificate she received after walking 300 miles on pilgrimage on El Camino de Santiago in Spain—which she found to be quite a challenge to her natural skills.

Rev. Alice lives in Hudson with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog in the woods, dancing, playing games, and reading.

Office hours:
Office hours are by appointment only. Please call or email to request an appointment.

Telephone:
978.562.9180

Email:
Revalice@ucmh.org

Sample Sermons:
Lessons from the Web of Life
Lessons from an Elf


Cynthia MenardCynthia Menard
Director of Religious Education

Cynthia has worked in non-formal education for more than 20 years, teaching environmental and experiential education to groups of all ages, experiences, and abilities.  During that time, she worked as a Camp Director, Naturalist, River Guide, Ropes Course Manager, and Experiential Educator, among other roles.

She is deeply spiritual, finding her sacred space in the natural world, and has been a practicing Wiccan for many years.  She is ordained clergy by the Society of Elder Faiths, a Massachusetts-based Pagan Spiritual community, and serves on their Board of Directors.

Cynthia also serves as a Hospice volunteer, certified Reiki practitioner, and plays and teaches violin and fiddle when not at UCMH.  She lives in Lunenburg with her two school-age sons, wonderful husband, and a big, bouncy German Shepherd.


Robin-2Robin Jubenville
Music Director and Organist

Robin Jubenville is a native of Massachusetts and a lifelong musician.  She began piano lessons at age 4 and organ lessons at age 13 with Steven Long of Trinity Church, Worcester.  Robin has been a church organist for the past 30 years.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from UMASS Dartmouth in 1993 and practiced engineering for eight years.  She and her husband, Oleg, have spent many years flipping houses and raising their four children.  Since 2013, Robin has owned a travelling music school called Metro Music in Sudbury, MA where she and her family reside.

 


Stephen M. Shick

Reverend Stephen M. Shick
Minister Emeritus

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 a nursing faculty emerita at the University of Massachusetts Boston. They have three grown children: Dora, Michael, and Sarah.

Email:
Minister@UCMH.org

Video:
Momentary Meditations


IMG_20220920_131917031Christine Towle
Office and Communications Administrator
A native of Pittsburgh, Chris has lived in Massachusetts for most of her adult life. She currently resides in Hudson with her husband Jon, two adult children, and two geriatric-but-still-energetic cats. When she’s not managing things at UCMH she can often be found at Target, where she doubles as a service and engagement team leader. She also teaches a recreational adult ballet class in Wayland once a week. In her free time, Chris enjoys studying Japanese and catching up with her language exchange partners.

Telephone:
978.562.9180

 

Email:
administrator@ucmh.org

 
 
Antonio Andrade
Sexton
A native of Portugal and longtime resident of Hudson, Tony is the “man behind the curtain” who keeps our historic building shipshape.

 

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