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Rev. Peggy Clarke, Senior Minister
Rev. Susan Veronica Rak, Summer Minister
Esther Rosado, Director of Lifespan Religious Education
Gerald A. Brown, Director of Music
Jeff Loveland, Church Administrator email
Valerie Lynch, Membership Coordinator and Acting Facility Scheduler email  
Rev. Bruce Southworth, Minister Emeritus 





Rev. Peggy           Rev. Peggy Clarke
           Senior Minister

           Rev. Peggy Clarke began her ministry at Community Church on August 1, 2019. 
           A bio will be posted soon.



Esther Rosado
Director of Lifespan Religious Education

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    Esther Rosado has served UU congregations in Massachusetts, most recently as Director
    of Religious Education in Medford, MA. She is an active Unitarian Universalist leader working
    on the local, district and continental levels. email





Gerald A. Brown
Director of Music

Jerry Brown webGerald A. Brown is currently the Director of Music for the Community Church of New York, a position he has held since 1990. He was Music Director for the Elementary Education Programs at the New York City Opera for thirty-six years. In addition, he served as Organist and Choir Director for the Metropolitan Synagogue in New York City for twenty-five years. He was assistant conductor at the Central City Colorado Opera Festival for five seasons. With the New York Philharmonic he served as a rehearsal pianist under Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Rafael Kubelik, Erich Leinsdorf and Zubin Mehta. He holds a Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the University of Michigan where he was a student of Marilyn Mason. Upon graduating from the teacher training program at the Mathews School of the Alexander Technique he was certified as a teacher by the American Society of the Alexander Technique. He currently is on the faculty of the Land of Enchantment Opera Institute as a coach and Alexander Teacher.. email



Reverend Bruce Southworth
Minister Emeritus

The Rev. Bruce Southworth began his 38 years with The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist in 1979. Throughout his devoted service to help build the Beloved Community, “welcoming each to the service of all,” he distinguished himself as spiritual leader, Senior Minister, pastor, preacher, teacher, mentor, author, and social justice activist. In 2017, the congregation voted to designate him as our Minister Emeritus upon his retirement. This honor recognizes our continuing, yet changed, relationship with Rev. Southworth. More


Community Church of NY UU Board of Trustees

Board Chairperson - George Garland - gagarland@gmail.com
Board Vice Chairperson - Eve Hazel

Other Board Members:

Jody Leight, Council Chair - council@ccny.org
George Duckett, Treasurer - gjduckett@earthlink.net
Theresa Bowman
Fred Corden, Clerk
Gisela Schilling-Chlanda
Brenda Shrobe
Heidi Siegfried

Ex Officio:
Rev. Rev. Peggy Clarke, Senior Minister
Esther Rosado, Director of Lifespan Religious Education
Jeff Loveland, Director - Finance and Operations