Rev. Glenn comes to us as a life-long UU with experience well suited for our UUCF community, both in his work with similar congregation sizes and demographics, but also with notable experience in Religious Education that will support our growing youth programs.
Rev. Farley is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, born into the Unitarian Society of Germantown, Philadelphia, and raised at Cedar Lane UU Church in Bethesda, MD. Glenn served as the Youth Group Coordinator at Cedar Lane UU Church 2003-2007 during which his call to ministry grew, and he began seminary in 2007 by moving cross country to Berkeley, California.
Rev. Glenn is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park (B.A. 2000) and Starr King School for the Ministry (Master of Divinity 2010). Glenn worked as a Hospital Chaplain in Hawaii 2010-2011 and a Hospice Chaplain in Flagstaff, AZ 2020-2021.
Rev. Farley served as minister to the Sedona UU Fellowship in Sedona, Arizona 2012-2020. During this shared ministry, the congregation was recognized as Welcoming congregation (2016) to the LGBTQ community and became a Teaching Congregation (2017-18) for first time in the fellowship’s history. Membership grew 55% and total pledging more than doubled (104%) over eight years.
Rev. Glenn has served the broader UU movement as the chair of the UUA Committee on Socially Responsible Investing 2006-2014 and as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Starr King School for the Ministry 2011-2016.
Before his call to ministry, Rev. Glenn spent six years working in the investment & wealth management field.
Rev. Glenn has taught and performed partner acrobatics, AcroYoga, and circus-style adagio since 2015.
Natalie studied religion at the New Tribes Institute and has experience working at missionary schools and summer camps. Natalie appreciates “each child having their own dynamic way of interacting with the world” and “creating an environment for children to learn and grow”. Each Sunday, Natalie coordinates volunteers who will lead the children through experiences of Holidays and Holy Days. Children in our Religious Education program learn about the origins and meanings of holiday and holy day celebrations from our Unitarian Universalist history and many other world religions, including the Christian and Jewish traditions.
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.