Unity's Staff and Leaders
Coordinator of Ministry
Dr. Andrew Tripp is our coordinator of ministry, joining the Unity Church family in 2016. While with us quarter time, he also works as a hospice chaplain and has worked in healthcare chaplaincy since 2009 in inpatient, outpatient, and community care settings. Andrew's work with spirituality and dementia care is featured in Skinner House Press with a chapter in The Call To Care. He is an avid storyteller, a proud father, and cooking is one of his spiritual practices.
Coordinator of Religious Education
Much like many who are brought to the Unitarian Universalist faith, Deanna found Unity Church after a period of seeking. Having been raised Catholic and marrying her husband Adam, who was raised Jewish, she was feeling spiritually lost until attending a friend's wedding at Unity. Midway through the service, she felt a sense of belonging, and has identified as Unitarian Universalist since.
Deanna has been attending Unity Church since 2006, and accepted the position of Coordinator of Religious Education in 2011. She's a mom of five children, whom she's proud to say are being raised in the Religious Education program. Deanna holds dual degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education from Bridgewater State University, and is a writer for the Boston Moms website. She works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, where she lives with her family, two cats and a goofy coonhound named Penny.
Linda Brown-San Martin
President, Unity Church
Unitarian Universalist congregation are democratically lead organizations. Members of Unity Church elect their volunteer lay leaders who take on the responsibilities of supporting the work and ministries of the congregation. Carolyn has been a member of Unity Church since 2006 and began her term as Unity's president in July 2017.