Staff & Lay Leadership

Rev. Elizabeth Lerner Maclay

The Rev. Elizabeth Lerner Maclay is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, raised in Newton, Massachusetts, in a family with both Jewish and Catholic Roots. After finishing college she lived and worked for some years in Athens, Greece, where she found her call to ministry.

Michael Holmes

Michael Holmes has been the Music Director of UUCSS since 2004. In this capacity, he has helped to develop a diversified and integrated music program at UUCSS and the Music Residency Program; he has also promoted enriching collaborations among musicians in the church and in the community.  A recent example of this was his vision and planning for the “Missa Gaia” project, a musical celebration of our sacred earth, in collaboration with composer/songwriter Jim Scott who was a collaborator in the original Paul Winter Consort “Missa Gaia” production in 1982.

Sarah Gonzalez

Our Director of Religious Education, Sarah Gonzalez, is responsible for the overall development and day-to-day operation of the Children and Youth Religious Education Program. Sarah is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist and a second generation Director of Religious Education. She is a Credentialed Religious Educator, certified by the Unitarian Universalist Association as having demonstrated solid knowledge, skill, and application in the field of Religious Education. She is passionate about liberal religious education, particularly surrounding environmental justice issues, racial justice, comprehensive human sexuality education, and dynamic youth programming. Sarah received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and she has a special interest in child psychology, comparative psychology and the psychology of gender.