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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call her cell phone at 269-352-2412.
Jacquis Robertson has served as UUCC’s Director of Religious Education (DRE) since the fall of 2015. Jacquis graduated from Western Michigan University with a BA in Comparative Religion and worked as Pastoral Intern under the leadership of Rev. Dr. B Jo Ann Mundy for four years. Upon graduation she began working with youth at the Boys and Girls Club of Kalamazoo and later as an associate teacher for Head Start, and currently, she is the Executive Director of Dispute Resolution Services at Gryphon Place in Kalamazoo. With the help of the youth and adults of UUCC, Jacquis 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. To reach Jacquis directly, please email her at email@example.com or call her cell phone at 269-569-9337.
The UUCC Office Administrator, Kristi Montgomery, 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. Kristi grew up in northern California, has also had homes in Oregon, Washington, and Massachusetts, and has called Kalamazoo home for almost 16 years now. Her other job is Bookkeeping Coordinator for People’s Food Co-op in Kalamazoo, and two teenagers and four kitty-cat-kids share her Kalamazoo home with her. If you have questions concerning our church services or the use of our facilities please contact Kristi via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She would love to hear from you!
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.