Our new minister as of Aug 2017!
Severin did his college work in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul area earning his BA from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. He earned MA degree from California Institute of the Arts and his PhD degree in Music Composition from UCLA.
Severin loves a wide variety of musical styles including classical, bluegrass, jazz, avant-garde, and opera. A talented composer, his works have been performed in a variety of venues, including Disney Hall in Los Angeles He has toured and performed throughout the United States, and in Asia. He also teaches Music Theory and Musicianship classes in primary and secondary school levels.
Severin is married to Beth Peterson, and they have a son named Ezra.
Gaby has over five years of experience as an office Administrator. She currently attends Santa Monica college to further her education in business administration. Her favorite pastime is watching movies. She is very grateful to be serving the congregants of Pacific Unitarian Church where she can use her skills to help support a growing community.
DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Claire holds Bachelor of Arts degrees from UCLA in Political Science and History, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. As a teen and young adult she was a youth leader for middle-schoolers. She has volunteered and worked in education, special education, nonprofit operations and fundraising.
She’s very excited to be working with the PUC community, where her responsibilities include: coordinating volunteers, maintaining the RE space, preparing materials, collaborating with the RE Committee, curriculum planning, communication with families and managing RE special events.
Claire and her daughter enjoy reading, baking, exploring Los Angeles and playing at the beach.
Contact Claire at email@example.com.