Leonetta Bugleisi, Minister
UU Farmington is pleased to announce that Rev. Leonetta Bugleisi has been selected to be the Consulting Minister at UUCF. The Reverend Leonetta Bugleisi has been an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister for 24 years. Her interests in the history and use of the Labyrinth; the philosophy of Buddhism and poetry/journaling as spiritual practice have been nurtured within Unitarian Universalism since 1976 when she first joined Grosse Pointe Unitarian. The Rev. Leonetta has served congregations UU in Mankato, MN; St. Louis, MO; Chicago, Il; and Rochester Hills, MI. She enjoys reviewing the research and continuing conversation of where churches are headed in these post-modern and beyond times. Rev. Leonetta will be in the uuFarmington pulpit the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of each month. Please come join us in welcoming Rev. Leonetta to uuFarmington Church.
Kimberly Duchene, Director of Religious Education (DRE)
Our Director of religious education, Kimberly Duchene, graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in elementary education. She brings to UUCF a wealth of experience in relationship building and youth programming. While in school, she worked for the YMCA with before school and after school care as well as summer camp programs. Kim participated in and led many Alternative Spring Break trips through Western Michigan University. On these trips, she was able to work in soup kitchens in Nashville, Tennessee, refurbish homes in St. Louis, Missouri, work at a children’s’ home in Wichita, Kansas, lead activities at a Boys and Girls Club in Memphis, Tennessee and work with homeless children in Kansas City, Kansas. This passion for volunteering and travel lead her to join the Peace Corps, where she served over three years in the country of Belize, living in a small coastal fishing village. While there, she spent her time training teachers, teaching children how to read, organizing a community library, and becoming part of the community. Kim utilizes her enthusiasm and experience to build relationships and make Sunday mornings fruitful and fun.
Diana Munch, Music Director
Diana is a pianist, harpsichordist and forte pianist, who has accompanied singers, instrumentalists, chamber music ensembles and choral groups in Michigan, as well as on European tours. She served on staff at Wayne State University for seven years as Accompanist for the Music Department. She is a State-Certified Piano Teacher through the Michigan Music Teachers Association and has taught piano lessons for over 40 years.