The heart of a congregation is its many volunteers. However, the day-to-day operation of the church, the coordination of all the activities, and the lines of communication to the membership all fall to the staff. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Washington County is truly fortunate to have dedicated staff who work hard to meet the many needs of our church and membership.
Music Director – Raymond Elliott
Oregon native, Raymond Elliott has been a musician for almost 40 years. In July 2016 he became our church’s Music Director. Ray’s goals are to encourage people of all ages to express themselves through music, to develop their skills and self-esteem, and to discover the joy of music expression. As an active arranger of choral music, Raymond fosters a soulful, rhythmic style that resonates with singers and audiences alike. In addition to his work at UUCCWC, Raymond is the Artistic Director of Confluence: The Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus. He sings in the Consonare Chorale and holds a membership with Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network (UUMN), American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and United Church of Christ Musicians Association (UCCMA). He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Portland State University and master’s work at the University of Oregon. You can reach Raymond by email at email@example.com or by calling the office.
Accompanist – Ingrid Unterseher
Ingrid is a native Oregonian, hailing from the Eugene area, but has also lived in Washington and California. In addition to accompanying the choir and the congregation, Ingrid is active in the Cat House Band and has been at Pacific University for more than 24 years. She has been active in music and theater in various venues around the Portland and Vancouver metropolitan area and has accompanied numerous musical productions. You can reach Ingrid at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the office.
RE Coordinator – Christine Hinderer
Originally from California, Christine has been a member of the UUCCWC congregation since moving to Hillsboro in 2007. Christine has a degree in literature from UC Santa Cruz. She has work experience in accounting and in print production. Attention to details, creative graphic design, and clear writing skills are useful and important skills for a religious exploration and education coordinator. Christine’s young son participates in the religious education classes. Christine believes church community can be beneficial for all children and works to include all children in religious exploration and education. Christine is active in the choir and enjoys the church book group. Christine’s hobbies include knitting, crochet and cross stitching. You can reach Christine at email@example.com or by calling the office.
Office Administrator – Tanya Vesecky
Tanya serves as both the office administrator and bookkeeper. The office is open from 10am-2pm, Tuesday-Friday at the Parish House. The office phone is 503-648-1720.