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  • Linda Warren

    Finance
    Linda Warren - AUUC - 2017

  • Karen DeCamp

    Membership
    Karen DeCamp - AUUC 2017

  • Naomi Frost-Hewitt

    Worship
    Naomi Frost-Hewitt

  • Sam Dack

    Social Justice
    Sam Dack - AUUC 2017

  • Janeth Welch

    Social Justice
    Janeth Welch - AUUC - 2017

  • Julie Evonna

    Adult Religious Exploration
    Julie Evonna - AUUC - 2017

  • Naomi Frost-Hewitt

    Youth Religious Exploration
    Naomi Frost-Hewitt

  • Neil Miller

    Building & Grounds
    Neil Miller - AUUC - 2017

  • Lynne Harrison

    Fun
    Lynne Harrison - AUUC - 2017

     
     

  • Renee Kauffmann

    Safety & Ethics
    Renee Kauffmann - AUUC - 2017

  • John Heffley

    Personnel
    John Heffley - AUUC

  • Nominating

    Nominating

    OPEN; to be elected by the members of the Nominating Committee.

  • Committee on Shared Ministry

    Committee on Shared Ministry

    OPEN; to be elected by the members of the Committee on Shared Ministry.

  • Our Minister: Rev. Debra Guthrie

    AUUC Minister - Debra Guthrie

    Rev. Debra Guthrie, our part-time minister, is working hard to bring us great worship services while increasing our presence in the Aiken community and helping us GROW! Debra joined us in August 2016 fresh from an internship at First Church Unitarian Universalist in Leominster, Massachusetts and with a Master of Divinity degree and certification in Pastoral Care from Andover-Newton Theological School. Originally from Harker’s Island, North Carolina, Debra completed a Bachelors of Fine Arts at East Carolina University in 1991. Her varied career adventures have included, among others, floral designer, corrections officer and dish washer. She converted to Unitarian Universalism in 2005 and has been a vocal advocate for our movement ever since. At her home church she held numerous volunteer positions and was active in her local PFLAG group. When she lost most of her worldly possessions in a fire in 2011, she decided to pursue her calling to ministry and moved to Newton, MA to enter Andover-Newton the following year. While at Andover-Newton, Debra stood out as a leader, serving on the campus UU student group, as a resident representative, and working on Night Watch. Debra’s passion for the ministry grows from her own testimony: “Unitarian Universalism transformed my life.” Debra believes that Unitarian Universalism has the power to change lives, helping to make a better world.

  • Our Music Director: David Brown

    David Brown - our music director

    David Brown, our part-time Music Director, is working hard to fill our sanctuary with music on Sunday mornings as accompanist, solo pianist and director of the Principle Singers. David is a member of the Adjunct Faculty in the Fine Arts Department of USC-Aiken. He received a B.M. in Piano Performance from the Crane School of Music, SUNY, Potsdam, NY and a Masters in Music Education from Columbia University, Teachers College, NYC. He teaches piano privately in Aiken, and has accompanied the Young People’s Chorus of New York City and the Montclair State University Chorale, as well St. John’s Methodist Church Chancel Choir, and the USC-Aiken Concert Choir. He performs regularly in jazz and other groups in the region.

  • Renee Kauffmann

    President
    Renee Kauffmann - AUUC - 2017

    Renee has been a Unitarian Universalist for the past 17 years. She was a Director of Religious Education in Michigan for 8 years and has served in many UU leadership positions in both Michigan and South Carolina. Renee and her husband Greg are recent empty nesters who are looking forward to traveling and becoming more involved in social justice at the local level. Renee plans to go back to school to pursue a Master’s degree in Divinity.

  • Sandra Hochel

    Secretary
    Sandy Hochel 2014

    Sandy is a long-time Unitarian Universalist, a retired communications professor, a volunteer instructor for English as a Second Language and US Citizenship preparation classes, a cat devotee, and an off-the-beaten-path traveler.

  • John Heffley

    Treasurer
    John Heffley - AUUC

    John relocated to South Carolina in 2006 after many years in the wholesale florist business in the Washington, DC, area. In addition to his volunteer work with the AUUC Board and Finance committee, John is active in several Aiken community organizations.

  • Buffy Duncan Morris

    Member-at-Large
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    Buffy has been a devoted Unitarian Universalist since 2009. She joined AUUC, fully invigorated, in May 2017 after helping the congregation write a new mission statement. She lives in Aiken with her fiancé, Jeff, her son, Kwaidan, and their dog, Remi.

  • LaRahna Hughes

    President-Elect
    LaRahna Hughes - AUUC

    LaRahna is a native of northern California but she has spent most of her adult life as a southerner in Georgia and more recently South Carolina. She has formal education in business, psychology, history, and religion. She has a master’s in Practical Theology from an evangelical seminary but her personal faith journey has led her to seek out truth from the wisdom of many of the life-embracing faith traditions. Her passion is to spend her days affirming life and love, building community and being supportive of those who intentionally choose to live life more fully each day.

  • Our Office Administrator: Heather Nall

    Heather Nall - AUUC - 2017

    Heather Nall, our part-time Office Administrator, is happy to join the AUUC family! She is a senior at USCA majoring in psychology and a volunteer at several local organizations that support the needs of the Aiken community. Heather is active on campus with groups such as Horticulture Club, and Neuroscience Club. You can always connect with Heather over a good book, a beautiful flower, or anything science fiction.

  • Our Youth RE Coordinator: Debbie Brown

    AUUC - Debbie Brown - 2017

    Debbie Brown, our interim Youth Religious Education Coordinator, is continuing to develop the faith community among our school-aged congregants. Her focus is to create a Montessori-style environment of love, respect, fairness, and creativity in which children can safely explore their own spiritual and artistic voices. Debbie retired this year from a career as a teacher of Visual Art, Photography, and Puppetry at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, in Augusta, and public and private schools in New York City. She received a BFA from The Art Academy of Cincinnati and an MFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University, with additional coursework in adolescent development and teaching children with special needs. Debbie is a plein air watercolorist and teacher/performer of Bunraku-style puppetry. In 2016, her Puppetry class performed an original Bunraku play about forgiveness, adapted from Jon Muth’s book, Zen Shorts, as part of an Intergenerational Service at Aiken UU.