Rev. Joe Cleveland

Rev. Joe ClevelandMinister

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.

Joe plays banjo and guitar and enjoys using music to explore life’s questions and to create a deeper sense of community. He lives in Wilton with his wife Kristin.

518-584-1555 | minister@uusaratoga.org

Merle O'Connor

Merle O'Connor Acting Director of Religious Education

Merle O'Connor is a former full time K-6 teacher at Teach for America, and has many years of experience as a substitute teacher at inner-city schools. Merle served as Director of Religious Education at UU Saratoga in the past, and has resumed her role working with the children and families in the congregation in an Acting position.

518-584-1555 | dre@uusaratoga.org

Judith Thomas Solomon

Judith Thomas SolomonMusic Director

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.

518-584-1555 | judithathomas@mac.com

Janice Wold

Janice WoldCongregational Administrator

Janice Wold 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 very much enjoys working at UU Saratoga and is highly motivated in her support of our Congregation as we continue to grow, not only in her job as administrator but also as a member of the congregation. Janice is also a member of the UUCSS Welcoming Congregations Team and is passionate about human and animal rights issues.

518-584-1555 | administrator@uusaratoga.org

Board of Trustees

Pam Collins (President)
Laurie Singer (President-elect)
Mike Goodwin (Treasurer)
Judy Halstead (Secretary)
Julie Holmberg
Mark Frizzell
Chris Kus
Rev Joe Cleveland (Minister)