Meet our valuable staff members! Feel free to contact them if you have any questions or comments.

Rev. Leland Bond-Upson

Reverend Leland Bond-Upson has been a lifelong Unitarian Universalist. He graduated from Starr King School for the Ministry in 1976 with a Masters in Divinity. He met his wife Deborah on their first day in seminary, and they raised their four delightful children in northern California. During that time, they continued leading education centers, an endeavor they’d originally begun to finance grad school. In 2008, Leland returned to the parish ministry serving the Petaluma UU Congregation as a regular preacher,…

Mila Brinker

Mila returned to UUCE as Interim Administrator in August of 2020 after taking a six-year leave. She had previously served the church as the Administrator for eight years, at which time she was a proud member of the Association of Unitarian Universalist Administrators (AUUA) and served three years on the AUUA board. As Interim, Mila’s areas of responsibility are administrative support for the Minister and staff, Committee and Team support, church office management, communications, property management, and building usage. As…

Chelsea Musson

Chelsea has been the Music Director at UUCE since 2019. Her duties include providing music for Sunday Worship, as well as directing both the handbell and vocal choir.

Marj Askins

Marj (she/her) grew up at UUCE and is proud to be back to coordinate the RE Program. She is charged with coordinating volunteers, curricula, and attendance for the young people of our Church community. Marj has made a career of building safe communities and has nearly 2 decades of professional experience in service of young people, people with disabilities, and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. She has a B.A. in Speech Communication from North Central College. Marj lives in…