Hello! I’m so glad you’re interested in learning more about our church and Unitarian Universalism. If you haven’t had a chance to visit us in person yet, I hope you do, because we have a beautiful community of good-hearted people here who care deeply for and support one another. I don’t take credit for this, they were like this when I got here four years ago – I just feel lucky to be able to be part of it. A little bit of background about me: I attended Union College for my undergraduate degree, where, after a near catastrophic miss as a Math and Computer Science double-major, I received a B.A. in East Asian Studies. I have also been incredibly fortunate to have had multiple opportunities to live, study and travel abroad, including spending my junior year studying in Japan, six months living and working in London, a month in China volunteering, a trip to Australia for the 2009 World Parliament of Religions, two weeks in Senegal, and a Unitarian Universalist service trip to Haiti where we helped lay the foundations for the first three houses in a 100-home eco-village for refugees from the earthquake in Port-au-Prince. If you’d like to hear more about any of these experiences, or would just like to learn more about the church or Unitarian Universalism in general, please make an appointment so we can sit down and talk. Having a conversation would then also be a great opportunity for me to learn more about you! If you
Julia Corbett-Hemeyer became our Community Minister in 2011. A graduate of The Ohio State University, the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and Vanderbilt University, she was ordained as an interfaith minister after retiring from 24 years of teaching world religions and religion in the United States at Ball State University. A self-described "Unitarian Universalist/Buddhist/religious humanist mutt," she now focuses her skills and interests on pastoral ministry. Julia is a spiritual mentor/advisor in private practice, a part-time hospital chaplain, a meditation teacher and an author. She consults and officiates for weddings, commitment ceremonies and other rituals and celebrations, and serves as a pulpit supply minister and guest speaker. She is the founder of Many Paths Interfaith Ministries, endorsed by the UU Society for Community Ministries. Her avocational interests include reading, hiking, travel, crossword puzzles, and physical fitness. Following the death of her late husband Mike Corbett, Julia married Tom Hemeyer, who teaches Audiology at BSU. Between them they have two daughters, two sons, two grandchildren, and assorted animals. Julia can be contacted by telephone at (765) 284-6936, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also speak with her before or after church service. Rev. Julia’s Sermons- Archives Rev. Julia’s Newsletter Articles - Archives
Nadine has been our Director of Religious Education since 2001. She is committed to engaging the youth in discovery and exploration, working with the Religious Education Committee to produce faith development and community building experiences for our children and youth. Outside of church, she enjoys watercolor painting, knitting, drumming, hiking in the woods, dancing with her grandchildren, and cooking with her daughters. Her husband, Michael Mayfield, is a teacher at the Indiana Academy and is an active church volunteer. They have three adult UU children who grew up here in our church in the woods. E-mail: email@example.com
Christie joined the UUCM staff in September 1998, after seven years as a stay-at-home mom. She thought it would be a transitional job, but fell in love with this church community. A Muncie resident for most of her life, she loves living within an hour of all her immediate family, including her young adult daughters Molly and Laura. She especially enjoys live music, photography, and spending time outdoors. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim has been with the UU Church of Muncie since 2002, first as pianist for the choir, then gradually taking on additional responsibilities. He provides music for our services and conducts our 45-member choir. Jim is a tenured professor in the School of Music at Ball State, where he teaches piano. In his spare time—what spare time?—he enjoys traveling and working on his old house. E-mail: email@example.com
Elizabeth joined our staff in September 2013. She is a 4th generation Unitarian Universalist originally from Boston. She was an active youth leader, culminating in her service as the Youth Observer to the UUA Board of Trustees. She studied Theatre and Film at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. She received her Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, IL. She was ordained by Hope Unitarian Church in Tulsa, OK while she served at their Consulting Minister. She teaches yoga at Lotus Yoga Studio. She met her husband, Seth, at UU General Assembly. Together they have a three children - Miriam, Theodore, and Elias - and two dogs.
Megan joined the church staff in December 2015. She was born right here in Muncie and went to Central High School. After a short diversion to Japan, she came back and finished her degree at Ball State University, where she graduated with a Bachelors in General Studies with concentrations in English and History. She loves to play board games and ride her motorcycle. She is also a fan of cuddling with her Russian Blue cat, Archimedes after a long day. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt joined the church staff in November 2015. An alumni of Ball State's Center for Information and Communication Sciences, he has diverse interests from infrastructure and communication satellites to telecommunication policy and small business. He is always looking for something new to learn and opportunities to help other with his acquired skill set. When Matt is not working or learning he enjoys relaxing through rock climbing and jiu-jitsu. E-mail: email@example.com