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.
Tessa Veto has been Boise UU’s Social Justice and Membership Coordinator since October 2017. She is passionate for connecting people to each other and to work on human rights and social justice issues. Tessa is originally from Montana, born and raised in Kalispell with deep roots in Missoula. She has her BA in Medical Anthropology and also works as a freelance graphic designer.
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.
Morgan joined our staff in December 2017. She has been working with children since 2013 all over the US. She is originally from Seattle, WA and has taken the last four years to travel around the United States with her children’s dad for his job. We are blessed to have such a caring and professional person in our nursery every Sunday and providing childcare for all of our congregation’s events.