ernie congo

Ernie Congo

Ernie works Monday – Friday mornings. He coordinates the efforts of our building contractors, vendors and volunteers. Ernie is a former business owner who specializes in safety, facilities, landscape contracting, new construction, remodeling and property management. Position: Building Coordinator Office hours: 7 a.m. to noon, Monday- Friday

Marina VanRenssen

Marina VanRenssen joined the staff as Business Manager in September 2007. She manages the business and finances of the office, supervises staff, and is the staff liaison for several executive committees. Marina also takes care of payroll and benefits, the office budget, member statements and accounts, tax information and contracts...

Catherine Williamson

Catherine Williamson

Catherine Williamson joined the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington staff in July 2007 as the Director of Children & Youth Religious Exploration. With nearly 100 students under her care, Catherine makes sure that each age group has the appropriate curriculum, supplies, events and involvement in worship and church life to...

Chrissy McCullin

Chrissy McCullin

Chrissy has been on staff handling a variety of administrative tasks since 2017.

Cecil Williams

Cecil joined First U as our Evening Custodian in 2019. Cecil works Sundays from 7:30-3:30pm plus occasional Saturdays

Katherine Harris

Kathy is a multi-faceted professional musician, educator and arts administrator. Having recently returned to her roots, the native Wilmingtonian brings her unique blend of vocal expertise and keyboard facility to her role as organist, pianist, choir director and coordinator of music activities at First Unitarian Church.  Kathy began her musical...

Rev. Dr. Lawrence Peers

Rev. Larry joined our staff on August 1, 2021. Rev. Larry started his professional career as a licensed therapist in Massachusetts. After graduating from seminary at Boston University School of Theology, Rev. Larry received his Doctorate in Ministry from Hartford University in 1998 majoring in Congregational Studies. He served his...

Jon Claney

Jon facilitates the program team’s use of technology to enhance our programs and services, assist with church communications, produce high quality weekly services in the multi-platform environment, and facilitates collaboration with other church leaders and congregations. Since graduating from Earlham College with a BA in Psychology and a minor in...

Tanya Hale

Tanya joined our staff in November 2021 as an Evening Custodian. Her schedule is Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Natalie Ruggerio

Natalie joined our staff in September 2021 as a Children’s Religious Exploration Guide.