Ministry & Programs

Rowan Van Ness
Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Rowan is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, originally from Washington State.  She began working at FUSN in the fall of 2014 as the Acting DLRE, and is thrilled to have joined the team for the long run as of 2015.  She is in the Religious Educator Credentialing Program, continuing her own learning while supporting people of … Continued

Beth Walton
Assistant Director of Religious Education

Dani Patrick
Youth Programs Coordinator

Dani Patrick joined the FUUSN team in Fall 2017 and is passionate about creating spaces that encourage youth leadership, connection, and spiritual growth. In addition to their work at FUUSN, Dani is a Teaching Artist working with students with developmental and intellectual disabilities. They founded Building Connection through Creative Exploration through which they facilitate interactive … Continued

Samuel Foster
Membership Coordinator

Sam joined the FUUSN team in early 2017. He grew up in London and moved to Boston to pursue a doctorate in modern literature, living for a time in Burundi, where he raised goats, and Philadelphia, where he taught Shakespeare and discovered Unitarian Universalism. Sam is committed to the pursuit of social justice, the healing … Continued

Fran Clancy
Office Administrator

Fran Clancy has been the Administrator at FUSN for many years. Although not an official Unitarian Universalist, she values the principles and commitment the FUSN congregation exhibits on a daily basis. Fran lives in Newton, MA, and she has two grown daughters that produced four grandchildren.

Anne Watson Born
Director of Music Ministry

Anne has been at FUSN since 2007, and it has been a mind-altering and wonderful experience from the beginning. When she’s not at FUSN, she is the Music Director for the Nashoba Valley Chorale, a 100-voice community choir. She is currently the chair of the UUA’s Music Leadership Certification Committee and serves on the UUA … Continued