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Cam Pierce, Office Administrator

altCam Pierce has served as the Fellowship’s administrator since 2002, coming to UUFG with a background in education and corporate training. He values daily opportunities to support Fellowship members as they strive to realize their vision of liberal religion and to create a progressive, beloved community. In his spare time, he enjoys Florida’s deep natural and cultural bounty, and seeks to be grateful for ongoing home improvement efforts in the house that he shares with his wife, Marsha, and Vinnie, their gregarious “pit bull type” dog. Click This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to contact Cam.

Heather Arata, Director of Religious Education


Welcome to Heather, our Director of Religious Education

Heather Arata was born in Lake City, Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2008 and has lived and worked in Gainesville since then. Heather has held managerial and administrative positions ranging from retail to medicine. She married her husband Joshua in 2014, and their son Jude was born February, 2016. Click This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to contact Heather.

Christina Sisson, Choir Director

altChristina's love of music education allowed her to find her place at UUFG in 2019. She studied Music Education at Florida State University and Ethnomusicology at Northern Arizona University. Along with several K-12 music teaching positions, she also worked in the general education classroom as well as teaching at a humanist school in Uganda, Africa. Her musical background includes percussion, band and orchestra. Christina married her amazing wife, Annamarie, in 2014 and they have enjoyed traveling the world together. In her spare time, Christina enjoys building djembes, canoeing, and playing with her dog Jack.

Dr. Thomas Royal, Pianist

Dr. Thomas RoyalDr. Thomas Royal's music has been performed at festivals throughout the United States, and he won first prize in the APSU 2007 Young Composer's Competition. Thomas earned his Bachelor's degree in Music Composition from Austin Peay State University in 2005, his Master's degree in Music Composition from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and his Ph.D. at the University of Florida under a supervisory committee chaired by Paul Koonce with additional support from James Paul Sain and Silvio dos Santos. He has studied with Mark Engebretson, Paul Richards, Alejandro Rutty, and Jeffrey Wood.


Office Hours

Office Administrator, Cam Pierce:

Mon–Fri: 9 AM–2 PM
Office Phone: 352/377-1669
E-Mail: uuoffice@uufg.org

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