Our Staff

Kristen HarperThe Rev. Dr. Kristen Harper

508 362-2233
klharperuu @ aol.com

Our senior minister since 2002, the Reverend Dr. Kristen Harper is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist who has served UU churches in Chicago, IL; Lansing, MI; New York, NY; and Ormond Beach, FL. Prior to entering the ministry, she worked for six years with women who were HIV positive and at the UUA in the Office of Diversity Resources. Rev. Harper received her undergraduate degree in print journalism from Boston University and her graduate degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School and the University of Chicago. She is only the second woman of African descent to be called to a UU church as senior minister and is happily married with four cats. Reflections by Dr. Harper

deer Sullivandeer Sullivan

Director of Lifelong Ministries
508 362-6381 (church)
deer.lifespan @ barnstableuu.org


Elizabeth Bader

Elizabeth Bader

Minister of Music
508 362-6381 (church)

Elizabeth Bader, our Minister of Music, grew up in Connecticut where she sang in the Congregational Church choir and substituted for the organist while she was still in high school. In college she earned an Elementary Education Certificate and a BA in Music History. She then went on to earn a Masters Degree in Sacred Music at Boston University. She came to our church in 1982 as the organist and a few years later became the choir director as well. Elizabeth says she has enjoyed both teaching and music ministry for every one of the last 31 years. And we have so enjoyed having her here.


grace buckler

Grace Buckler

Office Administrator
ucb @ barnstableuu.org
508 362-6381

Grace Buckler joined UCB in mid-2013 as Office Administrator, having taken over from our long-time Office Administrator Candee Brandao. Grace has become a crucial part of the communications thread at UCB and a lovely calm presence during her designated hours in the office as well as when she attends various events at the church.

Grace holds a B.S. in Accounting, has experience working in that field, has written grants and is interested in History.