Arlington Street Church, Unitarian Universalist. Gathered in Love and Service for Justice and Peace. 351 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
 

About Us

Ministerial & Administrative Staff

•   Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie • Senior Minister
•   George Whitehouse • Minister at Large
•   Catie Scudera • Intern Minister
•   Phyllis Guiliano • Business Administrator
•   Jeffrey Bouchard • Facilities Manager & Administrative Assistant
•   Mark David Buckles • Director of Music
•   Laura Evonne Steinman • Religious Educator/Artist in Residence
•   Rev. Eugene B. Navias • Associate Minister Emeritus
•   Brad Nobles • Sexton
•   Music Staff

 


Rev. Kim

Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie • Senior Minister • office@ascboston.org

The Reverend Ms. Kim K. Crawford Harvie was raised in Concord, Massachusetts and graduated with honors from Middlebury College (Vermont) and Harvard Divinity School. Ordained into the Unitarian Universalist ministry in 1984, she spent the following year as an intern at First Parish in Brewster, Massachusetts. In 1985, she was called to the Universalist Meeting House in Provincetown, Massachusetts, which she served until 1989. In 1987, she received the Maximilian Kolbe Award for Community Service and, in 1988, she was named Provincetown Citizen of the Year. In 1989, she  was called to Arlington Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where she continues to serve as Senior Minister. 

In Boston, Rev. Crawford Harvie co-founded two non-profit organizations: In the Best Interests of the Children, dedicated to providing educational and material assistance to young people and families affected by pediatric HIV/AIDS; and The Shared Heart, a traveling exhibition and book of photographs (released in 1997 by William Morrow) of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teenagers with accompanying text in their own words, designed to support the Massachusetts Safe Schools Initiative.

In 1992, Rev. Crawford Harvie was the recipient of Harvard Divinity School's First Decade Award. In the same year, Rev. Crawford Harvie also received distinguished alumnae awards from Middlebury College and Concord Carlisle High School. In 1996, the Legacy Foundation named Rev. Crawford Harvie Uncommon Woman of the Year. In 1999, Rev. Crawford Harvie was named one of ten delegates from the United States to Women Waging Peace, an international women's peacemaking initiative. In 2002, the Women's Educational and Industrial Union of Boston honored her as one of 100 outstanding women in the Commonwealth. In 2004, Rev. Crawford Harvie performed the first same-sex wedding in a church in the United States.

Having raised three daughters (the younger two adopted in Peru) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Kim and her wife, Kem Morehead, a math teacher at Concord Academy, now serve as houseparents for 27 teenagers.

 

 

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Catie Scudera • Intern Minister

Catie Scudera was born on Manhattan Island in New York City, but lived most of her childhood and adolescence in northern Virginia. Her family was Roman Catholic, but left to join the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax when she was thirteen.

When she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to attend Carnegie Mellon University, Catie felt blessed to find the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh. She was an active member of the campus ministry group and that church community encouraged her to consider seminary. At Carnegie Mellon, Catie studied psychology, creative writing, and religious studies, and was a board member for the Sexual Assault Advisors and ALLIES, the university’s gay/straight alliance. Catie also spent one summer volunteering at a Sisters of Mercy orphanage outside of New Delhi, India. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with university honors in 2007, and (with skills she acquired through preaching at First Unitarian) gave the all-university Student Commencement Address.

After graduation, Catie dedicated her next two years to public service. From 2007-2008, she worked as a full-time tutor at the MATCH Charter Public High School in Boston. The following year, she worked in Meghalaya, India, with the Unitarian Union of Northeast India on a collaborative orphanage project. The local Unitarian-run A. Margaret Barr Children’s Village is now a home to twenty orphaned children.

In the fall of 2009, Catie enrolled at Harvard Divinity School. While at Harvard, she was a leader in the UU student group and the school’s weekly multireligious worship service. Catie completed Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA, and worked as the student minister of the Winchester Unitarian Society (Winchester, MA) from 2010-2011. She graduated with her Master of Divinity in May 2012, and now lives with her spouse Cole Stephenson in Brighton, MA.

 

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Phyllis Guiliano • Business Administrator

Phyllis Guiliano is pleased to have come full circle. She began her career as a teacher working for six years in the day care center in the basement of First Church in Boston. Along the way to Arlington Street Church, Phyllis cooked and baked pastry in Nantucket and Boston and worked as a hi-tech analyst and consultant for International Data Corp. and John Hancock. Then she blended it all as a classroom instructor and teacher of teachers for Wang Laboratories. At Patricia Seybold Group, Phyllis managed consulting projects and then took on the company's database, trade show, and print marketing including managing their first website in 1994. In her last three years at Seybold, Phyllis went into operations where she learned HR and some finance. Just before coming to Arlington Street Church, Phyllis worked for seven years in a marketing consulting company, Collegia, which specializes in marketing college towns. At Collegia, she was the Operations Director responsible for budgets, bookkeeping, HR, facilities, as well as managing projects and contributing to the production of three annual magazines, plus a wide variety of printed brochures, and websites. All of this experience serves her well as the Administrator wearing many hats for Arlington Street Church.

Phyllis loves to walk, travel, cook, sing Gospel music and lives in Jamaica Plain in a cohousing community with 40 other adults, 15 children, many cats, and just one dog. Ask me about cohousing!

 

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Jeff

Jeffrey Bouchard • Facilities Manager & Administrative Assistant • JBouchard@ascboston.org

Jeffrey David Bouchard is the Assistant to the Administrator at ASC. He is responsible for coordinating building usage by the congregation and the public, maintaining church property, ensuring security and fire systems are operating properly, and giving tours of our facilities to the public and UU youth groups. Jeffrey schedules numerous weddings, concerts, lectures, and meetings at ASC every year.

Jeffrey, the son of a Pentecostal minister, was raised in the Belfast/Searsport, Maine area. For many years he taught Sunday School and played piano during the worship services at his father’s church. Prior to coming to ASC, Jeffrey was the sexton/Assistant to the Administrator at the Park Street UU Church in Bangor, Maine, where he became a Unitarian Universalist. His current favorite vacation playland is Provincetown, which he visits a few times a year.

 

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Brad

Brad Nobles • Sexton

Brad Nobles has been Sexton at ASC since 1995. He is responsible for the upkeep of the building, including preparing the sanctuary and the Parish Hall for its many, many uses. Brad sets up for events, concerts, and weddings. He provides a knowledgeable presence and helping hands for our congregation, guests, and renters. Brad also helps the volunteers who set-up and staff the weekly Friday Night Supper Program.

Brad was born in New York City and raised in Boston. He loves jazz and sports. Before he came to ASC, he worked for twenty years in movie theatres, which he truly loved. He was a motion picture operator at such grand old theatres in Boston as The Orpheum, The Opera House, and The Strand in Dorchester.

 

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Rev. George

Rev. George G. Whitehouse • Minister at Large • GWhitehouse@ascboston.org

The Reverend George G. Whitehouse was appointed Minister-at-Large by the Arlington Street Church under the Reverend Jack Mendelsohn in 1969. He attended Northeastern University and Harvard Divinity School and was ordained by Arlington Street Church. Since 1969 he has represented ASC in many social outreach programs involving students, children, families and several Juvenile Criminal Justice start-up programs. George is currently on the board of the Bethany Union for Young Women (a subsidized housing facility in Boston for young women between the ages of 18–30), the Unitarian Universalist Women’s Heritage Society, and the Tuckerman Coalition (a consortium of UU’s advocating for legislation affecting families and children living in poverty). He has also been the resident Campanologist at ASC since 1961.

 

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Mark

Mark David Buckles • Director of Music • MBuckles@ascboston.org

Mark David Buckles, conductor, composer, music educator, and multi-instrumentalist, is a native of Beverly Hills, Michigan. Mark received his Masters of Music in Conducting at the Boston University College of Fine Arts and his Bachelors of Music in Composition from the University of Michigan School of Music.

Mark serves as Adjunct Professor of Music Theory at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and as Music Director Emeritus of Juventas, the acclaimed Boston-based New Music Ensemble dedicated to performing the works of young composers, which he co-founded in 2005.

In 2003 and 2005, Mark participated in the European American Music Alliance in Paris, where he received honors for his studies in counterpoint and harmony. Mark is also a 2006 graduate of the Conductors’ Institute at Bard College.

A prolific composer and arranger of choral, vocal, and instrumental music, Mark has received commissions from the University of Michigan Women’s Glee Club, the University of Michigan Honors Convocation, Miller College, and Dixboro United Methodist Church. His works have been performed and recorded by the University of Michigan Chamber Choir, the Boston Choral Ensemble, the Boston University Concert Chorus, the Saint Petersburg String Quartet, and various other ensembles.

 

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Laura Evonne Steinman

Laura Evonne Steinman • Religious Educator/Artist in Residence • les@ascboston.org

Laura Evonne Steinman is a life-long UU who grew up in Rochester, NY, she attended Rochester's First Unitarian Universalist Church where Rev. Richard Gilbert was the Minister and Elizabeth Strong was the DRE. Laura had no idea how lucky she was. After attending the RE program, she began teaching and volunteering at many church functions. During and after graduate school, Laura Evonne served as the DRE of Third Unitarian Church on the west side of Chicago, a small congregation with a small multi-aged RE program. She colorfully weaves together art, spiritually, justice and community action.

In conjunction with her UU upbringing, Laura Evonne's spiritual journey is informed by her mixed-faith background. She is nurtured by both her father's Jewish family of Russian descent, and her mother's Polish-Catholic experience. When not working at ASC, Laura keeps herself extremely busy: She teaches Art at the Lee Academy Pilot School in Dorchester. It's an early intervention program with some children on the autism spectrum. She also leads fabric collage classes for adults, and sews her own fabric arts for her art label "Colorful Matters." You might also find Laura organizing a new moon gathering at Moishe House Boston: Kavod Jewish Social Justice House, marching in an anti-war march, volunteering with her cat and dog through PetPals at Cambridge Homes, cooking a veggie dinner, gardening, visiting family, or just soaking up the magic that is around most every corner.

Laura received her BFA in Sculpture from The Rhode Island School of Design and her Master's in Art Education (with a focus in Community Arts) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She believes: "In each of our hands we hold gifts to share with others; let our hands be open wide to all the experiences we encounter in our world community."
Laura Evonne lives at "The Nest," a co-op she helped start in Somerville, MA with 3 other amazing housemates, her cat Krowka and dog Jenna Belle.

 

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Updated September, 2012