Tim Atkins, Director of Religious Education
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Tim Atkins has served as our Lifespan Director of Religious Education since 2013. Tim worked for an educational services company in Atlanta for eight years before joining the Fellowship Family, where he served as instructor, curriculum writer, and regional teacher trainer. He is proud to serve the greater Unitarian Universalist denomination as a member of the UUA Board of Trustees and as the founder of an online ministry project, Loved for Who You Are. He previously served the Church of the Larger Fellowship as their Director of Social Media, and as a youth advisor and Religious Education teacher at his former home congregation in Atlanta. He spends his spare time writing, playing board games, trying to change the world, and attempting to reason with his cat Dorothea.
Dr. Jim Blanton, Director of Music
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The multi-faceted career of Dr. Jim Blanton has encompassed his diverse abilities as Musical Director, conductor, vocal soloist and pianist/organist. He has been Conductor and Artistic Director for the Delaware Valley Opera and the Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra as well as Conductor and General Director Emeritus for New York’s celebrated Goliard Ensemble and Director for the Warwick Music Festival and the NYC KidsClassics series, among many others. As a soloist, Dr. Blanton has toured the United States and Canada with the Goliard Ensemble, Romberg Remembered, the Banff and Blossom Festivals and in numerous opera and oratorio performances. He has been a choral clinician and has given vocal master classes throughout the eastern U.S. in universities, arts centers and schools.
At the Fellowship, Dr. Jim directs the Adult and Children’s Choirs, Morris Consort (vocal chamber ensemble), Instrumental Ensemble and Youth Ensembles. He also coordinates the music for Sunday Services, special events and semi-annual concerts.
Jamie Boyce, Ministerial Intern
Mandi Huizenga, Congregational Administrator
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Mandi Huizenga has been our Congregational Administrator since 2013. She is a volunteer in the UU Metro District of NY’s annual meetings and a co-founder and co-director of a network program for district administrators. Prior to her time with us Mandi worked at the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation providing program support, managing the annual reporting and archiving the financial and program history of the Foundation. Mandi is the mother of two beautiful children and a small, sleek, and sassy grey cat named Calliope. In her spare time, she gardens, embroiders, cooks, bakes, and writes. Her favorite thing to do is end a day on the front porch with neighbors, friends, good food and great drinks.
Katy Julich, Finance Coordinator
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Katy Julich joined the Fellowship staff in March of 2014 as the Finance Coordinator. Katy holds a MBA in finance from Seton Hall University and a BS in finance from Penn State University. Prior to coming to the Fellowship, Katy was a Nursery School Director and an Accounting Manager at AETNA/Prudential Healthcare. Katy is married to Greg Julich and they reside with their 3 teenage sons and 2 dogs in Florham Park, NJ.
Judy Donovan-Lifschulz, Religious Education Assistant
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Mary Doan, Child care provider
Eduardo Guzman, Custodian
Sergio Rojas-Lopez, Custodian
Rev. Allen Wells, Affiliated Minister
The Rev. Allen Wells, B.A., B.D, is a Unitarian Universalist Minister and a member of the Fellowship since 1976. He offers counseling, teaches classes such as insight meditation and assists with special needs. He directs Allen Wells Counseling in Morristown, NJ, which specializes in holistic mind/body psychotherapy from a spiritual perspective. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Integrative Study Practice Program of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He also holds a post graduate certificate in Counseling from the Blanton Peale Institute and Counseling Center in NYC. Allen’s interest lies in unifying the interior, spiritual quality of our lives with the external, interpersonal and political areas in which we live.