Our Minister and Staff
Rev. Gy Ludvig-McCartney was born in Transylvania, Romania, the birthplace of Unitarianism. However, it wasn’t until much later that she discovered Unitarian Universalism. Currently she is ordained in the United Church of Christ and in Unity and is also exploring an alternative path to Unitarian Universalism ordination. She has a Master of Divinity from “Egyetemi Foku Egyseges Teologial intezet” in Transylvania/Romania, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio. Rev Gy resides in Portage with her wife, Patti, their two dogs and five cats. They are long term residents of the area. They enjoy traveling together, camping, gardening, and renovating homes. To reach Rev. Gy directly, please email her at email@example.com or call her cell phone at 269-352-2412.
Miriam Epskamp served as UUCC’s Director of Religious Education (DRE) from 2006 to 2015 and rejoined our community in that role in 2019. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience working with young people from pre-school age to young adults and, as a nearly life-long Unitarian Universalist (UU), a firm understanding of UU principles and theology. With the help of the youth, their parents, and other adults, Miriam strives to cultivate unique and engaging religious education programs which allow the children the ability to experience, explore and build their own personal religious frameworks and build community in a loving atmosphere. Miriam also acts the UUCC Office Administrator and is responsible for the office operations of the church. She is in charge of managing and cultivating our weekly e-mail, monthly newsletter and social media outlets. If you have questions concerning our programming for children and youth, church services, or the use of our facilities please contact Miriam via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 2969-324-7262.
UUCC is happy to have Nick Sienkiewicz as our Music Director since November, 2017. Nick leads the musical portion of our Sunday services. He is currently studying piano at Western Michigan University, majoring in Choral Music Education and Biochemistry. His piano repertoire includes a range from classical to pop music selections and he has performed in various musical theatrical roles including Joseph in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and as the lead character Danny Zuko in “Grease” among others. To reach Nick directly, please email him at email@example.com.