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 Lifespan Ministries
508 362-6381 (church)
deer.lifespan @ barnstableuu.org

Has been delightfully serving children, youth and families in Unitarian Universalist Congregations for 20 years. Trained in Mindfulness, Creative and Expressive Art Therapy, and an on-going student of Non-Violent Communication, Anti-Oppression Work, Cooperative Games, Art, Nature Connection and Learning through Play! deer creates spaces where children, youth and people of all ages can learn and grow together while working for a more peaceful, just and kind planet for all beings.


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.


Amanda McClenahan

Amanda McClenahan

Office Administrator
ucb @ barnstableuu.org
508 362-6381

Amanda is our Office Administrator. She obtained a Master's degree in Public Administration from Columbia University. In 2014 she started work in church administration and began her work at The Unitarian Church of Barnstable in January of 2018. In her spare time she likes to listen to music, play the piano and quilt.



Church Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday mornings• 9:00 - 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday afternoon• 1:30 - 5:30 p.m..
Ph: 508 362-6381 • P.O. Box 285 • 3330 Main Street • Barnstable, MA • 02630-0285