Our Minister and Staff
Rev. Anthony Johnson, Minister
Reverend Johnson starts his journey as FUSIT’s interim minister on August 1, 2021. He brings a wealth of experience to First Unitarian, having been a settled minister, an interim minister and a contract minister at numerous UU churches in his career. Most of his ministry has occurred in the Eastern United States (PA, NJ, CT, FL, NY), and he has taught ministry formation at the Meadville Lombard Theological School. He comes to us from the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg (PA). He is actively engaged with fellow UU ministers and interfaith work. With a degree in urban management, he has managed the budget and finances of an urban non-profit with a staff of 12. He is a published author.
Rev. Johnson is married to an attorney and fiber artist and has one adult daughter, an urban planner.
Michelle Waffner, Congregation Administrator
Emily Richards, Director of Religious Exploration
Stephanie Ortolano, Music Director
Loretta Heimbuch, Administrative Assistant
Lauren Ponzoni, Bookkeeper