Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Indiana
2120 North Fee Lane
Bloomington, IN 47408
Church Office Hours: M-F, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, Senior Minister, 812-332-3695, ext. 201
The Reverend Scott McNeill, Associate Minister, 812-332-3695, ext. 209
The Reverend Emily Manvel Leite, Minister of Religious Education, 812-332-3695, ext. 207
Our Board of Directors
Church Administrator – Carol Marks, 812-332-3695, ext. 200
Carol Marks joined our staff as Church Administrator in 1992. A native Hoosier, she became a UU in 1987. She loves lists, Unitarian Universalism, culinary history, poetry, folk music and French language and culture. Long ago she taught high school English and theater. She has published four books of poetry. One of her sons is a theater carpenter based 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 – Dalton Gibson
Dalton Gibson joined the Religious Education team in August 2019. He has taught in our Religious Education program, served as a Camp Counselor for high needs urban youth, and even did a year at Build a Bear workshop. Dalton is in his junior year at Indiana University, studying Social Studies Education. He has completed a research grant to study religious discrimination in Ireland, served as a student delegate on a Civil Rights immersion experience in Alabama, and is passionate about bringing the 7 Unitarian Universalist Principles into practice in his day-to-day life. In his free time Dalton enjoys hiking, kayaking, and binge watching documentaries. He is very eager to serve as the Religious Education Assistant and excited to help continue great work done in Religious Education here at our church.
Childcare Coordinator – Kitty McIntosh
Kitty has happily resided in Bloomington all of her adult life. She came to UU Bloomington in the late 90’s on a search for a church home. She is the proud mama of Mandy, Matt, and Stephanie. When not zipping through the church you might find her cuddling newborns in the NICU, at the animal shelter, or cheering on the Lady Hoosiers basketball team.
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.