Glenn Mehrbach ~ Music Director
music @ c3huu.org
Glenn Mehrbach has served as the Music Director at the Community Church since September 2003. Prior to his work in the church, Glenn was the musical director, conductor, and pianist for cabaret singer Andrea Marcovicci. He was also a sought after cabaret and musical theatre coach in Los Angeles. Locally, he has worked for the Carolina Ballet, and as music director at Reconciliation United Methodist Church in Durham. Along with his position at the Community Church, Glenn works as a Staff Associate at Duke University and as the Music Performance teacher at Camelot Academy in Durham. Glenn’s duties at the Community Church include programming and directing our 4 choirs: the Children's Choir, Youth Choir, Community Church Singers and Community Church Choir. He also writes and directs the annual Holiday Pageant, directs the bi-annual church musical, coordinates the annual Music Gala, and chooses and supervises the special music for all services. He encourages congregational participation in church musical activities as much as possible, so please contact Glenn if you are interested in bringing music to the church in any way. There is a place for everyone.
Marion Hirsch ~ Director of Lifespan Religious Education
hirsch.communitychurch @ gmail.com
Marion Hirsch has served as the Director of Religious Education at the Community Church since May 2000. Prior to her work in the church, she was an archivist and special collections librarian at UNC and Duke. She grew up in Charlotte, NC and has been in Chapel Hill since 1982 where she lives happily with husband Ken and 3 children, Sarah, Franklin, and Jamie. Marion is responsible for the coordination and leadership of the congregation’s religious education and faith development programs for all ages -- children, youth and adult. She is staff support to the Children’s Ministry Team, the Youth Ministry Team, Covenant Groups and the Spiritual Explorations for Adults (SEA) Program. She also leads the congregation's UU campus ministry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Please contact Marion with feedback, suggestions and questions about the Religious Education Program.
Dana Lundquist - Religious Education Assistant
Dana hails from Rochester, NY where she has worked as a teacher and UU religious education Jr. High coordinator for the past several years. A life long UU, Dana has a passion for searching for truth and meaning with youth through the exploration of social justice issues and spiritual practices. And as a former math teacher she also gets pretty excited about corny math jokes and solving algebraic equations. When not at church Dana spends time with her husband Matt who teaches Zen Buddhism at the North Carolina Zen Center and her puppy Layla who teaches transcendentalism everywhere she goes. We are very excited to welcome her to our congregation.
Andrea Sordean-Mintzer ~ Congregational Administrator
c3hfinance @ gmail.com
Andrea Sordean-Mintzer has served as the Congregational Administrator at the Community Church since 2002. She supports areas of accounting and finance, provides oversight to office procedures, and manages facility use and contracts. She reports to the Minister, the Board of Trustees, and the Treasurer and gives staff support to the Finance Committee, Stewardship, and Buildings & Grounds. Andrea can be contacted during church office hours (M-Th 9-2, F 9-Noon) with questions related to pledging and finances.
Rachel Rose ~ Membership Director
c3hmembership @ gmail.com
Elisabeth Allore ~ Office Assistant
c3hoffice @ gmail.com
Abigail Castaneda ~ Sunday Hospitality Coordinator
Abigail Castaneda joined the staff as the Sunday Hospitality Coordinator at the Community Church in 2008. Prior to her time with the church, Abigail worked in a retirement community. She is originally from Encarnacion de Diaz in Jalisco, Mexico. Abigail moved to California, back to Mexico, and finally to North Carolina. She and her family have lived here for fifteen years. Abigail enjoys spending time with her husband, five children, and three grandchildren. She takes care of three dogs which actually belong to her children, and two birds which actually belong to her. In her spare time, Abigail provides house cleaning services. She also enjoys crocheting and practicing her English. Abigail's duties at the Community Church include sprucing things up and coordinating coffee hours on Sunday mornings. Ask her about her brand new grandson the next time you see her!