Staff Organization Chart

Ministers and Full Time Staff

Rev. Lydia portrait

Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry
Senior Minister

Called to ministry after years as a community organizer in San Francisco, Rev. Lydia brings her passion for justice and deep love of people into everything she does. 

“Live Freely, Love Boldly, Tread Softly” These words guide Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry’s life and ministry.

The Rev. Lydia … read more.

Tad Koriath
Director of Music

Tad studied piano at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he received the School of Music’s award for outstanding accompanying and chamber music collaboration, and also received festival grants to study and perform chamber music. Tad has been an active pianist and musician in Colorado … read more.

Jessica Laikeman

Jessica Laikeman
Director of Lifespan Faith Formation

Jessica Laikeman (she/her), joined our Fellowship community in August of 2019 as our new Director of Lifespan Faith Formation.

A lifelong UU, Jessica has a deep passion for Unitarian Universalist faith formation and sees no better use of her skills than to companion children and adults … read more.

Jen Simon
The Mountain Top Community Minister

Jen Simon (they/them, she/her), MDiv, serves as the Community Minister for The Mountain Top BIPOC Community, an affiliated ministry to Boulder Valley UU Fellowship. She also serves CO UUs for Racial Justice.

Jen’s calling is to provide space for BIPOC UUs and their families … read more.

Carol Pranschke
Office Manager

As the Fellowship’s senior administrative professional, Carol says she is “here to organize, create, serve, and learn.” And what a beautiful job she does of all that!

Carol’s professional experience includes corporate communications related to computer security, small business office operations for the Lyons Recorder newspaper, … read more.

Rev. Catharine Harris
Minister Emerita

The Reverend Catharine Harris served our congregation from 1993 until she retired in 2006. Among Catharine’s many firsts: our Fellowship’s first Minister Emerita; first full-time Minister of our Fellowship; first minister of the UU Church of Cheyenne, where she was ordained in 1986; and first … read more.

Part Time Staff

Ari Flauta

Ari Atarka
Early Education Specialist

Ari started at the Fellowship in September of 2014, at the Merging of the Waters Sunday service. While new at that point to Unitarian Universalism, they found a spiritual home within the Fellowship. Ari has a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education through Metropolitan … read more.

Deborah Mensch
Audio Visual Lead

Deborah leads our Audio Visual Team, helping to make our services and other events more inclusive for those both inside the building and participating over Zoom.  A longtime UU and member of the Fellowship, Deborah has worked on AV here since 2013. Her volunteer AV … read more.

Kitty Kalebarn
Youth Coordinator & Middle School Spirit Teacher

Kitty, a mom and member of the Longmont Unitarian Universalist Presence (LUUP), has worked with children and youth in various settings over the years. From teaching conflict resolution to inner city youth through involvement in Americorps, to founding “Teens Acting Out,” a non-profit that utilizes … read more.

Rosemary O’Connor
School of the Spirit Teacher

Rosemary is a recent transplant to Colorado, and excited to become a part of the BVUUF Congregation. She’s the newest addition to the School of the Spirit team and will be teaching and learning with all ages included in SpiritJam. Her greatest joys in life … read more.

Apollo Blue
School of the Spirit Teacher

Apollo (they/she) grew up a part of Jefferson Unitarian Church and as an older teenager she began teaching the preschoolers in the congregation. During the pandemic, they taught 4th-5h graders and the 6th grade neighboring faiths program on Zoom. In 2022 she moved to Boulder and … read more.

Sue Hankins

Sue Hankins
Administrative Support

Sue grew up in Minnesota in the United Church of Christ denomination. She’s been a Unitarian Universalist for many years, participating in fellowships in many roles and committees (Religious Education, Membership, Finance). Her UU home congregations are in Auburn, AL, Blacksburg, VA, and Fayetteville, AR. … read more.