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Rev. Dr. Barbara Coeyman
Barbara Coeyman is an Accredited Interim Minister in the Unitarian Universalist Association. She has served interim congregations most recently in Reston, VA; Boiling Springs (Carlisle area), PA; Salt Lake City; Stony Brook, NY; and Bridgewater, MA, and is currently the developmental minister at the UU Church of Lancaster, PA. She graduated from Austin Presbyterian Seminary in 2001 and completed her intern ministry at First Unitarian Church, Portland, Oregon. She was ordained in 2005 and received final UU fellowship in 2007. In addition to parish ministries, she has also served as staff chaplain for Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capitol Region. Following her passion for UU history, she serves on the national board of the UU History and Heritage Society and UU Collegium, and served on planning teams for several UU History and Heritage Convocations. -November. In 2017 she received credentialing as a Facilitator with the Center for Courage and Renewal.
Prior to ministry, Rev. Coeyman was Professor of Music History at West Virginia University, where her interests included French Baroque music, women’s studies, and early music performance. At WVU she also worked in academic administration and completed a Master’s degree in Public Management at Carnegie Mellon University, learning which comes in very handy in interim ministry. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, skiing and other outdoor activities; environmental activism; needlework; playing music; and social dancing. She has special passion for contradance and English Country Dance. Rev. Coeyman has children, Patrick, of Austin TX, and Amanda, daughter-in-law Abbey, and grandson Danny, of Denver CO.
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Director of Lifespan Faith Development
I’m a facilitator, a listener/teller of life stories, and a lifelong Unitarian Universalist. I learned to value faith development from an early age, growing up in the UU congregation in Charlottesville, Virginia. The thread running through my life and work is my love for designing and facilitating processes that help people of all ages and identities gather in community, explore their sacred gifts, create good things together, and grapple with complex pasts to move toward more equitable, hopeful futures. I’m excited to work with this congregation to support the shared faith journeys of children, youth, adults, and multigenerational community.
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Bev lives in Lititz with her husband, Ray. She has two married daughters and has and has three grandchildren. In addition to spending time with her family, Bev enjoys singing, playing the piano, exercise, the beach and outdoor activities like four-wheeling. She has worked in church finance for more than 20 years.
Prior to that, Bev spent some time in both public and corporate accounting environments. As the Financial Manager, she oversees member pledges and donations, as well as church expenses, and provide financial reports to the Board of Trustees. Bev is in the office Mon, Tues. and Thurs.
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Quin is a lifelong resident of Lancaster City. She lives on the west end with her two daughters. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, attending comic/gaming conventions, photography and collecting Star Wars memorabilia. Prior to working at UUCL, Quin worked in human resources for a major non profit.
In her role as Office Admin Quin oversees facility scheduling, creating the order of service weekly and is responsible for the all church email. She is the first point of the contact for the church office and is available Monday-Thursday 9am–2pm.
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Choral Director and Music Coordinator
Eli Sauls is the Choral Director and Music Coordinator at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster.
Eli Sauls is a proud graduate of Mansfield University where he carries his B.A. in Liberal Studies and his minor in Music. He is also a brother of the Beta Omicron chapter of Phi Mu Alpha.
Throughout his time at Mansfield, Eli has had the opportunity to dabble in various aspects of music including: musical theater, vocal jazz, opera, choral directing, and teaching individual voice lessons. Some of his favorite roles in theater include: Jesus (Godspell), Japheth (Children of Eden), Jack (Into the Woods), and Leaf Coneybear (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). Some of his more notable experiences include participating in master classes with Rob Fisher, performing in Candide featuring John Lithgow during Leonard Bernstein’s centennial celebration at Carnegie Hall, as well as working with Actor’s Equity members including Dan Sharkey in a run of Bridges of Madison County.
Eli is also a semi-recent addition to the Lancaster Symphony Choir. Every First Friday in Lancaster, you can find Eli singing at the Saint James Episcopal Church on Duke Street under the direction of Dr. William Wright.
During his free time, Eli enjoys staying social online through gaming; going for the occasional jog outside, and continuing to expand upon his eagerness to learn. New to the church, Eli is excited to offer his abilities to both enhance worship and strengthen his skills as both choral director and musician.