About Our Staff

The Unitarian Church of Harrisburg's church office is located at our Clover Lane campus at 1280 Clover Lane in Harrisburg, just off of Eisenhower Blvd. in Swatara Township.

Church Office Days/Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 am - 3:30 pm
Phone: 717.564.4761
Fax: 717.455.9469


The Rev. Dr. Anthony P. Johnson

717-564-4791 (x700)

The Rev. Dr. Anthony Johnson is a Minister of Religion, in Fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association. He was ordainedin 1977 by the Unitarian Fellowship of Burbank, California and holds Certificates of Final Fellowship in both Parish and Community Ministry and is an Accredited Interim Minister. Whatever the setting, his ministry is defined by the Gospel of Solidarity, the teachings that human beings deserve equitable treatment and justice and that people are at their best and strongest when they stand in solidarity with each other.

Administrative Staff

Kel Kyle

Congregational Administrator

Joined UCH Staff: July 2013

As Congregational Administrator, Kel is responsible for a broad array of functions for the operation of our church and it's programs. Kel's duties include administrative and facilities management, rentals, communications and outreach management, finance and human resources support, and coordinating and supervising volunteers. Kel also supervises our administrative staff  (bookkeeper and office assistant).

Tavia Flanagan

Office Assistant & Gift Card Coordinator

Joined UCH Staff: March 2015

Tavia had years of experience working in administrative support in both the medical field and insurance industry before taking time off to start a family.  Tavia handles our daily office needs including answering the phone, assisting in room reservations for our congregants, calendaring, coordinating our gift card program, preparing Orders of Service and other general office needs.


Alicia O'Rorery


Joined UCH Staff: April 2015

Alicia takes care of our accounting and financial reporting.  She maintains the financial records for out gift card fundraising program, provides data support for the annual stewardship campaign, maintains pledge records and assists in the budget process.

Email Alicia by using our staff contact form located here.


Religious Exploration

Sara Palmer

Director of Religious Exploration

Sara began working for UCH in 2012 as a Nursery Helper and never left. She became our Director of Religious Exploration in August of 2015. As the DRE, Sara is responsible for Children, Youth, and Adult RE programming at both the Market Street and Clover Lane campuses, as well as childcare, RE supplies, and volunteer recruitment and management. Sara believes passionately in social justice, our OWL sessions, and meeting each person where they are. She is honored to serve the UCH congregation. Sara taught in the public schools of Central PA and Western Mass for 13 years before joining us at UCH.


Director of Music

Director of Music

The Director of Music position is currently open. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please click here for more info.

In the meantime, if you have any music related questions, please contact the office and we'll be happy to assist you.

Hannah Belser

Choir Accompanist

I taught elementary school (reading, writing, arithmetic) for 35+ years and retired 2 years ago.  It has been my privilege and joy to be the piano accompanist in various capacities for over 8 years.  As the needs and circumstances demanded over that time, I have played for the entire service, just the choir, and/or special music.  Currently I accompany the hymns, some incidental music, the choir during rehearsals and Sunday services, and the entire service when our esteemed music director, Ann Hossler, takes some much-deserved time off.  Being a musician at heart, I love to play the piano at UCH in whatever ways I am needed.