GENERAL PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS
Tammy Hathaway, Church Administrator
Tammy is responsible for and can assist with:
Tammy has been working in church administration since 2009, beginning at Bisman UU in Bismarck, ND and currently here at Albany UU.
Leah Purcell, Director of Religious Education
Leah is responsible for:
Leah received her RE credentialing through the Unitarian Universalist Association in 2011 at the Credentialed level. She is the convener of the DRE’s of CRUUNY. She serves on the St. Lawrence Nominating Committee. She also serves on the LREDA 21st Century Fund Grant Committee and as a mentor in the credentialing program through the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Richard Porterfield, Music Director
Dr. Richard Porterfield is a Visiting Assistant Professor at UAlbany, where he teaches courses in music theory and analysis, ear-training, musicianship, and the philosophy and biology of music. His 2014 CUNY dissertation combines historical and theoretical research to propose a theory and method of analysis for the tonal structure of modal melody in Gregorian chant. Before coming to UAlbany, he taught at Columbia, NYU, and elsewhere in New York City. Rick is a founding member of the vocal ensemble Lionheart, with which he has performed concerts at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Cathedral, and throughout North America and Europe; he can be heard with Lionheart in recordings on the Sony, Nimbus, Koch, and Cantaloupe labels. He has played organ and conducted choirs and orchestras in Episcopal, Lutheran, and Roman Catholic churches, and has performed and recorded as vocal soloist and chorister for Voices of Ascension, the Gregg Smith Singers, and for various concert choirs, churches, and synagogues. Most recently, he was Associate Choirmaster at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church in Manhattan. Rick has composed and directed his own music for the Classic Stage Company, Target Margin Theater Laboratory, churches, and dance companies; he has also worked as a playwright, actor, director, and performance artist at The Public Theater and other venues. Rick and his wife Jean live in Albany; their son Siegfried is a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Sapphire Correa, Administrative Assistant
Elizabeth Baldes, Religious Education Assistant
Elizabeth teaches at a local private nursery school and has years of experience at Albany UU as a teaching team volunteer and Religious Education Council member. A Capital Region native and lifelong learner, she is a graduate of Empire State College. She and her husband Rich live in Albany with their two school-age daughters.
Custodians will be updated