Our Fellowship is currently going through a ministerial transition. After 16 years of beautiful ministry, we said goodbye to Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry at the end of January, 2024. We expect to have an Interim Minister begin in August, who will serve for two years, at which time we’ll have another settled minister. Until then, we are blessed to have the Rev. Teri Schwartz in the pulpit two Sundays a month and providing pastoral care in collaboration with our Lay Pastoral Care Associates.

For more information about our ministerial transition, please click this link. Ministerial Transition at the Fellowship

Ministers and Full Time Staff

Rev. Teri Schwartz (she/her)
Transition Minister

The Rev. Teri Schwartz is a UU minister serving congregations in transition and providing pastoral counseling in private practice. She will be serving as the Transition Minister for Boulder Valley UU Fellowship from February through July 2024. Teri brings 20 years of ministerial experience ranging from lead congregational ministry to professional chaplaincy in hospitals, hospice, … Continue reading Rev. Teri Schwartz (she/her)

Tad Koriath (he/him)
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 since moving here in 1999. He’s served as accompanist … Continue reading Tad Koriath (he/him)

Carol Pranschke (she/her)
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, emergency preparedness and event planning for spiritual organizations. She lives … Continue reading Carol Pranschke (she/her)

AJ Blackwood
Mountain Top Minister

Pastor AJ (he/him) serves as the Community Minister for The Mountain Top BIPOC Community, as well as the coordinator of CO UUs for Racial Justice. Pastor AJ Blackwood, MDiv moved to Colorado in 2019, since then he has established himself as a leader in the Colorado UU racial justice community as a founding steering team … Continue reading AJ Blackwood

Rev. Catharine Harris (she/her)
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 UU minister to serve a congregation in Wyoming. During her … Continue reading Rev. Catharine Harris (she/her)

Part Time Staff

Ari Atarka

Ari Atarka (they/them)
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 State University of Denver and has been working officially in … Continue reading Ari Atarka (they/them)

Deborah Mensch (she/her)
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 work became a staff position shortly after we returned to … Continue reading Deborah Mensch (she/her)

Kitty Kalebarn (she/Kitty/they)
Acting Director of Children and Youth Programming

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 theater arts to educate, empower, and inspire young individuals as … Continue reading Kitty Kalebarn (she/Kitty/they)

Amber Bratt (she/her)
Middle School Teacher

About Amber Bratt, M.Ed. Amber is an Education Designer & Account Project Manager based in Broomfield, CO. She’s originally from Blowing Rock, NC, and will talk about her children until the cows come home. Amber likes to design useful and informative things and strives to do good in the world. Instructional design and team management … Continue reading Amber Bratt (she/her)

Apollo Blue (she/they)
Spirit Teacher and Youth Coordinator

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 had to leave her job at JUC. Apollo is an … Continue reading Apollo Blue (she/they)

Sue Hankins

Sue Hankins (she/her)
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.   Sue studied math at St. Olaf College, and Industrial … Continue reading Sue Hankins (she/her)