Our Minister and Staff
The Rev. Sara LaWall was previously Director of Religious Education at Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, Pasadena, California. She successfully completed her Masters of Divinity at Meadville-Lombard Theological School and was ordained at NUUC in 2014. The Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship called her to serve our congregation on May 3, 2015, and she started her service in August.
Emmie Schlobohm has served as the Director of Religious Exploration since January of 2009. She has been attending our congregation since 1992 and had been involved in the Religious Exploration program as a teacher, Coming of Age mentor, Boston trip chaperone, and RE Committee member before becoming the Director. She has served as the music coordinator, and a member of the Board as Vice President and President. Emmie was raised in the Jewish tradition and has explored and honored many other faith traditions throughout her life. She believes that BUUF’s RE program is a place where people of all ages can find their inner whimsy, wonder and awe—where children are wise and adults can play.
Sarah Olson has been Boise UU’s Social Justice and Volunteer Coordinator since January 2016. She has been attending BUUF for over 2 years and has been involved in many facets of BUUF community life and social justice work, including working with Rainbow Outreach, singing in the choir, and teaching for Religious Exploration. Sarah is originally from Sandpoint, Idaho, and loves having BUUF as her home and spiritual community.
Carrie Bastian begain leading our adult choir in 2004, and now serves as Music Director, coordinating volunteer and guest musicians, and performing solo, with others, and as accompanist regularly. She is also a music teacher in the Boise School District.
Nancy Harms grew up in BUUF since 1966 and has worked as our Program Support Specialist since 2008. She has lived all over the U.S. and held a previous job with the Park Service and BLM. She returned to BUUF in 2005 when she retired from BLM’s Oregon Trail Interpretive Center; she took care of her father, John Harms (a patriarch of BUUF), until his death in 2008. Her job is producing the Orders of Service, printing and mailing the newsletter, and helping committees with paperwork.