Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger
Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger started serving the Concord church in August 2010. The congregation ordained and installed him in October 2010 and he received final fellowship as a Unitarian Universalist minister in 2013.
Michael was born in Bremen, Germany, and lived in the Black Forest and the Rhine Valley before spending the last two years of high school at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore. Michael came to the U.S. for college and graduated from Brown University with a double major in Chemistry and Environmental Studies in 1992. [more]
Lyn received Preliminary Fellowship as a Unitarian Universalist minister in April 2015. She received her Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in 2014 and served as the full time intern minister at Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church in Portland, Maine for the 2014-15 church year. Lyn was ordained by the Concord church in May 2016.
Prior to entering ministry, Lyn was an elementary school educator. She received an MS in Teaching Young Children from Wheelock College in 1986 and a BA from Williams College in 1984. She has two sons, 17 and 20, and lives in Concord, NH along with her two dogs and three cats.
Linda Mai, Choir Director
Linda joined the staff in October, 2015. She has been a music educator for 36 years and has recently retired from the Concord School District where she taught elementary general / instrumental music and directed the Concord High School Chamber Singers and Concert Choir.
She is a graduate of Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ. Her back ground includes performing with many chorale groups including the Diamond Hill Chorale, Westminster Singers, Westminster Choir, and Westminster Symphonic Choir at Avery Fischer Hall, Carnegie Hall, the islands of St. John and St. Thomas, Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC and the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy.
She has conducted teen and adult choral ensembles at the Concord Community Music School, arranged music for and conducted NHMEA District Middle School Choral Festivals, and adjudicates for various festivals throughout the state. In her spare time she loves to garden, craft, and play penny whistle, Native American flute, and singing bowls.
Calvin Herst, Accompanist
Calvin joined the UU staff in 2013. He has performed throughout northern New England as a collaborative pianist and has also appeared in concert at the Kennedy Center, the Philadelphia Academy of Music, and throughout the Peoples’ Republic of China. In 2015, he was honored to be the recipient of the Governor's Arts Award in Education.
He is the staff pianist for the Suncook Valley Chorale, and is the founding pianist of the Larksong Trio (with Peggo Horstmann Hodes, soprano, and Jennifer Yeaton-Parris, flute). Calvin received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees magna cum laude in piano performance from Ithaca College. He has also studied conducting extensively, including a summer at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.
He is a realtor with Cowan and Zellers Real Estate in Concord, where he has lived since 1997. He enjoys home renovation projects, windsurfing, and sailing.
Lea Smith, Church Administrator
Lea has been the Congregational Administrator since 2006, and has been a member of our church since 2000. Lea is responsible for the church’s bookkeeping, office management, church publications, building use, oversight of facility maintenance, and administrative support to the minister, staff and volunteers.
Lea was born and raised in California where she received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Journalism, and she taught special education middle- and high-school before moving to NH in 1996. Lea now lives with her husband, two children, and dog in the tiny rural village of Hill, NH, where they enjoy organic gardening, yoga, hiking, swimming, and biking. She is passionate about reproductive justice and environmental issues.
Kathie Martin, Facility Manager
Kathie began as our custodian in 1999 and was promoted to Facilities Manager in 2006. She is responsible for the maintenance of our building and grounds. She is the mother of four and grandmother of four. She is also a drummer and loves to attend rock concerts.