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Rev. Christina Barnum-Martin

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that we have a contract with our new interim minister,
Christina Barnum-Martin, who will be starting her work at UUFC on September 1 st . Christine is a seventh
generation UU who describes herself as a humanist naturalist. She has a rich history as a member,
volunteer, at the local, district and national level, a director of religious education and chaplain. She is a
graduate of the University of Houston and 27 years of experience in the nonprofit sector before
attending Meadville-Lombard (A UU seminary) and receiving her M.Div. from Candler School of
Theology at Emory University this year. She lives in Decatur, Georgia with her husband of 25 years and
their two daughters, ages 20 and 7. She has considerable experience in pastoral care, religious
education, leading worship, and denominational engagement as well as experience in leadership
development and financial management from her career in nonprofits.

Although she won’t begin until September 1 st , Christina will be attending virtual board meetings over the
summer and will also be present at the June 28 th congregational meeting to speak briefly and answer
questions. Although the technology of voting on business matters requires that we limit participation in
the congregational meeting to members, we will record the meeting andmake it available for viewing by
friends as well.