Unity's Staff and Leaders
Coordinator of Ministry
Dr. Andrew Tripp is our coordinator of ministry, joining the Unity Church family in 2016. He has preached in several Unitarian Universalist Congregation in seven states, and served in three congregations in various forms of ministry. He has more than a decade of experience in professional chaplaincy, and currently is the chaplain and human rights officer for a behavioral medicine hospital. Dr. Tripp's work with dementia care is featured in Skinner House Press with a chapter in The Call To Care. He is an avid storyteller and a proud father, and cooking is one of his spiritual practices.
Office Administrator and 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.
Jordan first started attending Unity Church fifteen years ago and he is now coordinating music as well as playing organ and piano for us. In 2016, Jordan graduated from Berklee College of Music, and has been able to draw upon his learnings about various musical genres and bring them into the sanctuary.
Jordan's purpose at Unity is to not only provide music, but to work with the congregation to develop a musical practice that reflects the wants and needs of the community.
"I invite everyone to participate with the service music by singing along with hymns, and if you have any particular music you'd like to hear, feel free to let me know! I invite you all to come and say hello on Sundays after the service." ~ Jordan
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.