BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Board of Trustees is elected by members of the congregation. The board has fiscal responsibility for the church, sets the vision, and also establishes policies. Access the most current Board Policies here (or view the Appendices here).
Meet Your Board of Trustees
Mary Gatlin and her family (husband Jason, son Jackson) have been attending UUCGL since 2017. They moved to Lynn from Eugene, Oregon, in 2016 and love being in such a diverse and friendly community. Mary is a member of the Faith Development Ministry Team and helps organize volunteers to maintain the church’s vegetable garden in the summer. She serves on the Lynn Park Commission and runs Ames Community Garden and the Lynn Seed Library.
Rebecca Greene has been a member of UUCGL for seven years and before that was a long-time member of FUSS in Salem. She was born in the US, raised in Hong Kong and obtained her BSc (Hons) and PhD (Molecular Biology and Genetics) in the UK. Rebecca and her husband, James, moved to the North Shore in 1999 and have raised their two daughters, Charlotte and Samantha, here. As soon as she settled in Salem, she looked for a UU church, having been exposed to the UU church by her family in Charlotte, NC. Visiting FUSS also led to her now 20-year involvement with The Salem Pantry, many years of that being spent as volunteer director. This is Rebecca’s fifth year on the Board, and she served on the Finance and Investment Committees.
Jim Olivetti and his wife, Trudi, began attending UUCGL ten years ago when they retired to Swampscott from their jobs in Washington DC. They both have been singing with the choir since joining the church, and Jim has been actively involved with the Green Sanctuary Ministry Team. Jim also served on the search committee that called Rev. Vicki. They have two daughters, Elsa who teaches materials science engineering at MIT and Jolie who is serving as minister at the Unitarian Church of Sharon MA, and three granddaughters.
Nicki Buscemi and her family have been at UUCGL for over 12 years. She lives in Lynn with her husband, Scott Nowka, and their two sons, Connor and Bruno, both of whom have grown up in the supportive environment of the UUCGL. Nicki and Scott are Midwesterners (raised in Illinois and received their PhDs from the University of Iowa) who’ve now very happily made their home here in Massachusetts. Nicki is an English professor at North Shore Community College and a long-time member of the UUCGL Faith Development Ministry Team. In her free time, she loves to dance and do yoga.
Jack Butterworth joined the church in 1968 and has served as a trustee, president, vice president and past president. He lives with his charming wife, Lyssa, and has three sons: John, a computer security expert; Craig, a designer at IRobot; and his stepson Russell. He has five grandchildren, Ryan, Richard, Will, Katherine and Ida. Jack was a newspaper reporter for 42 years, a writer of comic book stories, a collector of comic book art, elected Swampscott Town Meeting member and Library Trustee, and a Red Cross volunteer, spending time in Louisiana in 2005 and 2007. In November, Jack celebrated his 80th birthday and in his spare time he is selling off several large collections, as well as working on a novel and a play. Jack says, "I guess if you live long enough you're bound to do something interesting."
Loretta Connolly has been at UUCGL for 15 years. She and her husband, Cliff Charney, live in Swampscott and raised their daughter, Meredith, in the UUCGL. Loretta is an experienced HR professional, and was a town meeting member for ten years. She has served on the following UU committees and groups: Personnel Committee, RE Director Search Committee, Properties Committee, UU Women's group, Youth Group mentor, etc. She enjoys cooking, gardening, kayaking, and traveling.
Cathy Cubby started attending UUCGL in 2018. Not a New Englander by birth, Cathy first came north for undergraduate school. After moving throughout the country, she decided to return to New England for graduate school, eventually settling on the North Shore of Massachusetts. She holds a MSW and works with aging-out foster youth in the greater Boston area. Cathy first learned of the UU church through her father, who would attend The First Parish in Cambridge when he was in college. Her cousin, Kelly, is also involved in the UU church (Maryland) and provides veterinary pastoral care. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading books and ballroom dancing.
Our 2022-2023 Board of Trustees
We can be reached anytime by email
Treasurer: Rebecca Greene
Clerk: Jim Olivetti (through 2023)
At Large Trustees:
Nicki Buscemi (through 2025)
Jack Butterworth (through 2025)
Loretta Connolly (through 2023)
Cathy Cubby (through 2024)
Mark Shilo (through 2025)