Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Indiana
2120 North Fee Lane
Bloomington, IN 47408
Church Office Hours: M-F, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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The Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, Senior Minister, 812-332-3695, ext. 201
The Reverend Emily Manvel Leite, Minister of Religious Education, 812-332-3695, ext. 207
Our Board of Directors
Our Church Staff
Church Administrator – Carol Marks, 812-332-3695, ext. 200
Carol Marks joined our staff as Church Administrator in 1992. A native Hoosier, she came up Methodist and became a UU in 1987. Interests include culinary history, poetry, folk music, Shinto, and French language and culture. Long ago she taught high school English and theater. She has published five books of poetry. One of her sons and her daughter-in-law work in professional theater in Houston, and her other son is the blacksmith at Brown County Forge.
Connections Coordinator – Ann LeDuc, 812-332-3695, ext. 203
Director of Religious Education – Adrienne Summerlot, 812-332-3695, ext. 202
Adrienne Summerlot joined our staff in 2004. Born and raised a Jersey girl, she spent years in Mississippi but is most proud to plant her roots in Bloomington. She and her husband John became members in 2010 and love seeing Unitarian Universalism through the eyes of their children, Susie, Kate, and Nate. Adrienne is extroverted and energetic and doesn’t believe in the idea of strangers. She spends her spare time storytelling, teaching art to preschoolers, teaching water exercise to adults, and exploring the many parks with her family and camera.
Religious Education Assistant – Stephanie Kimball
Stephanie Kimball joined our congregation in 2005. She is active with the Green Sanctuary Task Force on Global Climate Change, and has taught Intersession and preschool Religious Education here. Stephanie is a writer and educator with a passion for pursuing sustainable living and building resilient communities. She enjoys gardening, hiking, dancing, and hanging out with her two kids. She began her work with us as our Religious Education Assistant on February 28, 2020.
Childcare Coordinator – Hannah Worton
Hannah Worton moved to Bloomington from Columbus, Indiana, last year to start her college education at IU Bloomington. She is a Human Biology major with a concentration in human growth and development. In her free time, you can find her spending time with friends and family, baking, reading, or taking the occasional nap. Hannah joined our team as Childcare Coordinator in September 2019.
Music Director – Susan Swaney
Susan Swaney was hired as the church’s music director in 1992, as a long-shot candidate with no experience. Since then, she has learned much from this church and its choir, and has earned a doctorate in Choral Conducting. In addition, she is Artistic Director of the Voces Novae chamber choir and teaches Voice to Music Theatre majors at IU. Susan is married to therapist/author Ian Woollen, and their son, Jacobsen, is a Music graduate student.
Children’s Choir Director – Jill Courtney
Pianist – Ray Fellman
Ray Fellman (Pianist) lives mostly in Bloomington and occasionally in NYC, with his husband Scott and their rat-huahua, Montezuma Fellhog. Originally from the New York City Area, Ray completed degrees in piano and voice at the Jacobs School of Music in the 90’s and has returned to IU to join the Musical Theatre faculty as an Associate Professor of Voice. Ray served as pianist of the UU Church of Bloomington under Music Director Susan Swaney from 1994-2001 and has since returned to his post, where he hopes to remain for all eternity.
Multimedia Specialists – Andy Beargie and Ned Joyner
Andy Beargie is a videographer who travels widely to make promotional and documentary films. He lives in Bloomington with is wife Addie and has served our congregation as multimedia specialist for several years.
Ned Joyner is a musician and audio-visual enthusiast who lives in Bloomington and is also a local baker.
Besides making sure our multimedia presentation at services is consistently excellent, Andy and Ned play in a band called Birrrd.
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There is parking on all sides of the church, with first-time visitor and handicapped parking on the south side. In addition, on Sundays Indiana University allows our congregation to park on Jordan Avenue, the first street south of the church.