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Rev. Dr. Cathy Harrington, Interim Minister


We are pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Cathy Harrington will join the Untiarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, beginning in August 2018. She will serve for a year as our interim minister.

Please click HERE for an introduction to Rev. Harrington by Marilyn Roberts, UUFG's Congregation President.

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.

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.

Phil Hildreth, Director of Music

altPhil Hildreth, the Fellowship's Director of Music, comes to UUFG with extensive experience as a choir director and as a long-time Unitarian Universalist. He has a Bachelor of Music with a major in Voice from the Eastman School of Music and his choral directorships have include UU congregations across the country.

He is a tenor, plays many musical instruments, and is especially proficient on guitar. He has sung in a variety of choral groups and played in rock bands. His UU ties are deep: he is a UU Musicians Network Credentialed Music Leader and active in the UUMN, including serving a stint on their board of trustees. He also has a special interest in UU hymnody. Members of his choirs have praised his musical talent, enthusiasm, and ability to work with singers of different skill levels.

Availability: Phil is available for meetings by appointment. Please click This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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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