Rev. Joe Cleveland
Rev. Joe, called to Saratoga in 2014, a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School, 2012, was Chaplain at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Brookline, MA, served as Interim Minister in the Fellowship of Central Michigan, interned at The First Parish in Bedford MA, taught literature and writing in several colleges, and founded the non-profit musical organization, The Folkus Project.
As a banjo and guitar playing musician, music is one of the ways he explores life’s questions and creates a deeper sense of community. Joe lives in Wilton with his wife Kristin.
Director of Religious Education
Julie Lewis is a graduate of Skidmore College and Sage Graduate School, with a Masters degree in Education. She has taught every age and ability from early childhood to college, and enjoys connecting both children and adults with the beauty and power of art, meditation and children’s literature. Julie has been involved with the Religious Education program at UU Saratoga for many years.
Director of Music
Judith Thomas Solomon
Judith Thomas Solomon, Music Director, is a graduate of U. of Illinois with a degree in Music Education and a Masters of Music in piano performance and a minor in conducting. She is an internationally known music educator, pianist, composer, and author of college texts on the Orff Schulwerk approach. She is currently a certification teacher for advanced Orff Schulwerk practitioners.
Judith has brought a wide range of musical knowledge and creative techniques to our Sunday services and we are very fortunate to have her at UU Saratoga.
Janice Leonard is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with an Outside Concentration in Business, and an Associate’s Degree in Web Technologies from Central Piedmont Community College, also in Charlotte. Along with her many years of office management experience, she has worked with non-profit organizations devoted to child safety in the home, and in the senior care field. Janice enjoys working at UU Saratoga, and is highly motivated in her support of our Congregation as we continue to grow.