Our Minister: Rev. William Levwood
Rev. William comes to us from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee (UUCT) where he has served as the settled minister for the last three years. Prior to serving in Tallahassee, Rev. William was a chaplain for several years at the Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. He has a Masters of Divinity from Starr King School for Ministry and an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland. Before his call to ministry, Rev. William was a professional dancer and also an early childhood education teacher for many years. He will be moving to Virginia with his wife and daughter to be closer to family.
Rev. William has a passion for environmental and racial justice, excellence in worship, including worship for all ages, and a nurturing spirit for sustaining and deepening loving community. While in Tallahassee, he robustly supported the church’s anti-racism and transgender advocacy efforts. In fact, many of the efforts that Rev. William led at UUCT are very similar to our own efforts at Accotink over the last year to raise awareness on antiracism and LGBTQ+ issues and promote broader community action. Social justice is the reason Rev. William says he became a minister. Additionally, he is a passionate preacher, compassionate teacher and lover of the arts. For all these reasons and more, we are excited to welcome Rev. William to Accotink this year, beginning on August 1.
Contact him at [email protected].
Director of Spiritual Development: Alison (Ali) Mills
Ali Mills stepped into the role of the Director of Spiritual Development at AUUC after serving for three years as the Religious Education Coordinator. She has over 18 years of experience working with children, youth, and families of all ages as a teacher, mentor, parent and community volunteer. She plans to continue seeking out new ways to grow AUUC’s religious education program, stay connected to each other and the church as a whole, and provide opportunities to expand our spiritual growth, while maintaining a welcoming and inclusive program for all of the wonderfully diverse families who attend AUUC. She enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and many pets. In her free time she enjoys gardening, riding bikes, reading and finding new places to explore locally.
Contact Ali at [email protected]
Music Director: Brad Rinaldo
Brad Rinaldo has been working at Accotink for seven years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from James Madison University and a Masters in piano performance from George Mason University. Aside from working at Accotink, Brad also teaches private piano lessons, conducts a choir at the Virginian assisted living facility, and sings with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington. In his off time, Brad enjoys cooking, weightlifting, and spending time with his friends.
Contact Brad at [email protected]
Congregational Administrator: R.W. Carney III
R.W. handles a wide range of administrative tasks, including our membership database, church calendars, assisting with rental business, and providing general information and support for our faith community.
Contact RW at [email protected]
AUUC is seeking a Bookkeeper staff person! We are open to sharing this position with other churches; please see our posting on the UUA Congregational Collaboration Board.
Position Title: Bookkeeper
Location: Accotink Universalist Unitarian Church of Burke, VA
Percent of Time or Hours: 5-10 hrs per week
Remote work is possible for this position
Explanation: The church has recently established a new division of duties in line with financial best practices and is seeking a Bookkeeper to carry out designated financial tasks and to collaborate with two church volunteers responsible for other financial matters. The Bookkeeper will be responsible for carrying out disbursements including writing and mailing checks, confirmation of receipt of goods, reconciling the bank statement; processing payroll; making adjustments; and recording donations. This position will also provide financial reports to the minister and Executive Committee. The anticipated start date is Sept 1, 2021 and ongoing.
Requirements: Prior experience in tracking financial transactions, preferably for non-profit organizations. Experience with Realm software is a plus, but not required.
Contact Info: Joe Tuggle, [email protected]