Staff

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

Minister

The Rev. Dr. Anthony P. Johnson

Minister
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
717.564.4761(x701)

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
717.564.4761(x702)

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

Bookkeeper
717.564.4761(x703)

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
717.564.4761(x708)

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.

Music

Yvonne DuVal

Director of Music
717.564.4761(x705)

Ms. DuVal is a graduate of Colorado State University, with the degree of Bachelor of Music, and of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, with the degree of Master of Music. Her major instruments are flute and piccolo and she studied conducting and other aspects of musical leadership. She has taught in both public high school and her own private studio. In addition, she has ten years of experience in business, including six years in human resources. She has been performed with many groups, including the Fort Collins Wind Symphony and Orpheus Pagan Chamber Choir.

Her passion for music is evident and she is excited about working with UCH's rich pool of volunteer musicians and developing further as a leader through the Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network.

She and her family moved from Colorado to Harrisburg early in 2018. Yvonne, her partner Dean Leverett, and their son Terran have been here most Sundays since their move. She played at a service earlier this year and she and Dean led the Samhein Service.

Hannah Belser

Choir Accompanist

Hannah has played the piano for over 50 years and has served UCH as one of its pianists since 2007. She has abundant experience as the service pianist and choir accompanist, playing for Thursday evening choir rehearsals, Sunday morning services at both campuses, weddings and memorial services over those years. Hannah retired from teaching in public elementary schools in 2015. She truly enjoys enriching the worship experience through music played from the heart and in fellowship with the other wonderful musicians who offer their talents to UCH with instruments and song.