Committee on Shared Ministry

During this time of pandemic when we aren’t meeting in person, the Committee on Shared Ministry continues to meet monthly. Our role, as described the UUFC By-laws, is to facilitate the healthy and effective functioning of the ministries of UUFC, including, but not limited to, that of the minister. This role includes dealing with any conflicts that could affect the effectiveness of our Fellowship’s ministry. Please feel free to call any of the members of the COSM with any questions, issues, or concerns that you may have: Megan Johnson, 343-6159 or 966-0519 (cell); Angela Risdon, 415-717-6002; Mike Cassetta, 892-0912 or 228-0466 (cell).

Board of Directors – 2020-2021

Dave Keller, President

Dave joined UUFC in 2009 shortly after moving to Chico to teach Biology at Chico State. His two boys, Ben and Alex, attend the kid’s RE program and Dave sings in the choir. Go Tenors!  He likes the Unitarian Church because of the openness to different ideas and beliefs. It didn’t take long for the church to feel like an extended family. Thank you UUFC!

Lucy Sperlin, Treasurer

Lucy became a UU as a teen in Seattle, was a Chico UU from 1963 -1976 and in Eugene and Corvallis, Oregon, returning to Chico 1999. Past-president of 3 different UU Churches, she enjoys organizational development.  With degrees in Anthropology, she served as director of OSU’s Horner Museum, taught Museum Studies, and served on Boards of state, regional and national museum  organizations. Currently she is raising a ‘grandson of the heart’ and volunteers for the Butte County Historical Society.

Bob Crowe

Bob returned to Chico from Oakland in 2017 to be near family.  He has spent most of his life in the Bay area, primarily Oakland where he enjoyed a 20 year career as a professional painter and the same tenure as a Unitarian Universalist.  After high school in Oroville, he graduated from Chico State, married, had a daughter, and then a grandson. He is pleased to be continuing as a member of our Board.

Courtney Singer

Courtney is excited to be continuing on our Board, doing the work of our Fellowship for love and justice.  She grew up in the Pennsylvania rust belt which has given her an interesting perspective that she brings to her professional and personal lives, especially after marrying a childhood best friend, Dave Singer. After living in Arizona for 10 years, moving to California, and joining UUFC, has been a wonderful experience.

Susan Bachlor

Susan has been a resident of Chico since 1982.  She manages a HUD-subsidized senior apartment building.  She holds Undergrad Degrees in Gerontology and Health Education, with a minor in nutrition from CSU, Chico.  She discovered her philosophy or spiritual leanings were actually UU  and has been a member of UUFC since 2006.  She is married and has a grown daughter and two grandchildren.   Susan’s interests include, her cats, reading, staying active by attending CrossFit classes at a local affiliate and the science and truth behind how things work.  She is the assistant treasurer, a worship associate and is serving our fellowship for a second term on our board.

Bonnie Bennett

Bonnie has been a UU for 25 years and has been active in leadership.  She taught history and literature in middle school and special education for 24 years.  She also has a B.A. Degree in Political Science and Journalism.  Bonnie has two grown married sons and two grandchildren.  She moved to Chico in 2016 and joined UUFC shortly after.  She’s a “political junkie” and loves writing.

Pam Sachs

Pam’s family moved to Chico in 2016 to be close to her daughter’s growing family.  She was a member of the UU of San Mateo, CA, and knew that UUFC would provide a wonderful group of new friends. Pam is a board certified music therapist, working mostly with seniors and specializing in dementia care and neurological music therapy. Pam is happy to participate in the work of the Board. Aside from music, she also enjoys gardening, walking, and being a grandma.

Sharon Stallings

Sharon is a native Californian and joined the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Chico 30 years ago. She is a retired Kindergarten teacher and has 2 wonderful children. Sharon is enjoying retirement and the opportunity to volunteer and pursue creative interests.