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Rev. Dr. Barbara Coeyman
Developmental Minister

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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Lenore Bajare-Dukes
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.

I have a Master’s in conflict transformation from the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. Before coming to UUCL, I was supporting truth-telling & reconciliation and racial healing work, including for Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth’s mapping initiative. Previously, I designed and supported youth leadership programs in post-revolutionary Tunisia with the peacebuilding NGO Search for Common Ground. I’ve also worked at a bakery in Lancaster, a high school in France, a summer camp in Virginia, and as a co-creator of a documentary podcast.

I love music, all things Harry Potter, and performing Playback Theatre (a type of improvisational performance in which the stories come from the audience). I speak French and English, and I’m working on my Spanish and Arabic. Alongside my partner, Mahmoud, I’ve enjoyed being in Lancaster for the past few years and look forward to getting to know the area better.

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Beverly Geib
Financial Manager

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 Martin
Office Administrator

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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Eli Sauls
Choir Director

Pastoral Associates

The Pastoral Associates is a team of caring professionals working in shared ministry with the minister to provide for the pastoral needs of the congregation.  Our goal is to nurture the congregants and help them develop their potential through their journeys into wholeness.  Confidentiality is maintained at all times.  Congregants who receive help can feel secure that the only people who know about their concerns are the minister and the Pastoral Associates team unless explicitly agreed to in advance by the congregant-in-need.  All assistance provided by the Pastoral Associates is completely confidential.

The Pastoral Associates currently provide the following services for the congregation.  If assistance is needed, please fill out one of the green forms that may be found in the church vestibule and put it in the basket that is located on the altar rail or in the blue box in the vestibule.    

  • Visiting the ill or hospitalized
  • Visiting members in retirement communities and nursing homes
  • Respite care for care givers

Rev. Garry LeFevre
Pastoral Associate

Reverend Garry LeFevre is the current chair of the Pastoral Associates committee, of which he’s been a member for five years.  He is an ordained, retired UU Parish minister who is a long-time, active member of UUCL.  Garry served on the Board of Trustees for two terms, including President of the Board for one term.  His Pastoral Care involvement extends for over 25 years where he specializes in on-call ministry, visits to the ill and elderly, counseling, and Rites of Passage.  Garry worked several years for ICAN, a drop-in center for persons with serious mental health challenges. 

Carole Campbell
Pastoral Associate

Carole Campbell has devoted her career to counseling and helping others in crisis.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Millersville University and her Ph.D from Walden University.  She was the longtime chair of the Pastoral Associates Committee, having served in that capacity for the last five years, and still serves as a member of the committee.  Carole is a retired psychologist from the School District of Lancaster and still practices in private practice on a part-time basis.  She is a member of the Lancaster County Critical Incidence Response Team and serves First Responders.  Carole is also one of Lancaster County’s Court Appointed Child Advocates.  She is a volunteer for the Fulton Opera House and is a current member of the UUCL Board of Trustees.  Finally, Carole is an avid golfer and duplicate bridge player.

Lou DaSaro
Pastoral Associate

Lou DaSaro has been a member of UUCL for six years and a Unitarian Universalist for the past twenty years.  He recently retired from Drexel University in Philadelphia where he was a full-time Architectural and Structural Engineering professor.  During his academic career Lou especially enjoyed mentoring, tutoring and counseling young engineers and college students, particularly those in distress.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and his graduate degrees from the University of Delaware.  Lou has been proactive his entire adult life in assisting the disabled, the elderly and the poor.  He is part of a Welcoming Family for Church World Service refugees in Lancaster PA.   Lou prepared and served meals to the homeless and the poor as a volunteer in the Crispus Attucks food kitchen.  For several years, Lou and his mentor (a retired bishop in the French Orthodox Church) ministered to the ill and elderly in various nursing homes in Wilmington, Delaware.  Lou is a currently a member of the UUCL Pastoral Associates committee.  He also served on the Worship Associates committee for five years as well as the Audit committee.  To deepen his faith, Lou attended numerous UUCL seminars and retreats such as the Geography of Grace seminar, Circle of Trust retreats, the Death and Dying seminar and, for the last five years, the Soul Matters Faith Development group meetings.  Lou is currently a member of the UUCL Board of Trustees.

Tom Barninger
Pastoral Associate

Reverend Tom Barninger, a long-time and active member of UUCL, has an academic and professional background that well suits his work on the Pastoral Associates committee.  He graduated from Albright College with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in ancient languages.  Tom attended Lancaster Theological Seminary and received an MBA from Lebanon Valley College.  He was a parish minister for seven years.  Tom was on the Board of Directors of the Clare House, a nonprofit organization that supports women and children who find themselves homeless due to abusive relationships.  He was also a counselor and rehabilitation specialist in the Lancaster Mental Health and Mental Retardation community for four years.  Tom retired from the presidency of a mortgage banking firm in 2000 and also served on the UUCL Board of Trustees.    He’s currently spearheading an effort to encourage UUCL to become a sponsor of the Lancaster County chapter of “RIP Medical Debt”, a nationwide nonprofit organization that buys unpaid medical debt acquired by poor people and then forgives it.   Finally, Tom currently teaches weekly “Open Table” classes at UUCL discussing such diverse and intellectually stimulating topics as theology, comparative religion, ancient religions, social science and philosophy. 

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