Rev. Kimberly Wildszewski
Senior Minister

The Rev. Kim Wildszewski, our 17th settled minister, began serving UUCWC in August of 2014. You can find Kim’s sermons on the Sermon Archive page of this site. She is available by appointment, Monday – Thursday, and can be contacted by email.

A lifelong UU from eastern Long Island, Kim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and Religion from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Before serving UUCWC, Kim was the Minister of Congregational Life at Beacon UU Congregation in Summit, NJ.

Kim and her wife, Tara, a Program Analyst for a social policy firm, live in Titusville, NJ. Their son Tobias was born in 2015. Their son Malcolm, born in 2018, died in 2020. Their son, Otis, was born in 2021.

Rev. Kim shares that “It has been my joy to serve UUCWC. We challenge one another, love one another, and grow together in ways that I couldn’t have imagined. I am better for being their minister.”

 

Robin Pugh
Director of Lifespan Faith Engagement

Robin Pugh has been a UU religious educator since 2000 and at UUCWC since 2009.  She completed all ten UU Faith Development  Renaissance training modules and is credentialed by the UUA. She is active in her professional association, LREDA and is a past Vice- President. She is also a certified Spiritual Director. 

Robin and her husband, Bill, have three young adult sons, a Labrador retriever named Parker Palmer and two cats. 

Robin has a BA from Tufts University and a JD from Fordham Law School. 

Robin loves to be with children, youth, and adults and to connect them to ways they can grow their Unitarian Universalist faith.

 

Susan Irgang
Congregational Administrator

Susan Irgang has been with UUCWC since 2010. She expanded her initial role as part time Office Administrator to full time Congregational Administrator, increasing the scope of the job to include Administration, Database Management, Facilities Management, Communications and more.  She is a member of the Association of Unitarian Universalist Administrators (AUUA).

Prior to coming to UUCWC, Susan worked for a Fortune 500 publishing company as Purchasing Operations Manager, followed by time out of the workforce to raise her children.

She shares her life with her husband Marc (retired) and two daughters.

Susan has a BA in Psychology from Rutgers College, Rutgers University.

 

Caryl Tipton
Director, Music Ministry

Caryl Tipton is in her 30th year as UUCWC’s Director of Music Ministry.  A graduate of Westminster Choir College with a conducting and voice emphasis, she was a church musician, singer and voice instructor in the New York metropolitan area for many years, while, simultaneously, developing a career in orchestra management with the NY Philharmonic and Musica Sacra in New York. She moved to California to take the position of Executive Director with the Vocal Institute at the University of California at Santa Barbara.  She moved back to NJ to marry her college sweetheart.  She and Robert Joe have one daughter, Hannah, and she has three stepchildren with four grandchildren.  Caryl recently became an Advanced Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and offers grief support through individual and group sessions.

She feels privileged to have been able to help guide the music program at UUCWC as it has grown, developing the Crossing Chorale, individual musicians and groups, the music library and the spirit of music in the worship services. She is proud of the musicality, sound and spirit of the Crossing Chorale and believes the music program is truly a fellowship and shared ministry.

 

Rachel Hansen
Office Assistant

Rachel Hansen served as UUCWC’s Office Assistant from 2017-2019 and was happy to return to the staff in 2021. She is also a regular attendee of UUCWC and has enjoyed participating in Chalice Circles and other Faith Engagement programs over the years. In addition to her work at UUCWC, Rachel works as a freelance writer, editor, and astrologer. She shares a home with her husband Andrew, their dog Maggie, and their cats Lili and Vali. 

 

 

Accompanist

Erin Busch
Accompanist

Erin Busch is a composer and cellist currently pursuing a Ph.D in composition at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to beginning her Ph.D, Erin was an adjunct professor of music theory and composition at Temple University, where she received her B.M. in composition and M.M. in composition and cello performance. She served as UUCWC’s Accompanist for about four years while she was studying composition and cello, and teaching at Temple.

Recently named one of Yamaha’s 40 under 40 music educators, Erin is the founder and Artistic Director of the Wildflowers Composers Festival, a two–week music composition festival for students who identify as female or nonbinary. She has been commissioned by and performed with the Albany (NY) Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra String Quartet, the TAK Ensemble, the Philadelphia Charter – A String Theory School, Matthew Levy of the PRISM Quartet, and Network for New Music. Recent projects include a string quartet commission from cellist Yumi Kendall of the Philadelphia Orchestra, a new work for the 2021 Composers Conference as a Fromm Foundation Composer Fellow, and a percussion quartet for Sō Percussion. She maintains a freelance career as a cellist, and performs with local ensembles such as the Arcana New Music Ensemble and the Philly Pops..

 

Roberto Santiago
Sunday Steward/Acting Sexton

Roberto Santiago joined UUCWC as our Sunday Steward in 2015.  His friendly personality has made Sunday morning coffee hours a delight.  While we offer online services only, Roberto is assisting UUCWC as our Sexton.  Roberto is tireless and is always hard at work in his many endeavors.  He is devoted to his family and enjoys swimming when he can.

 

 

 

Ariel Schwartz
A/V Tech

Ariel is a museum interactive specialist as well as a television producer, having worked for many years for museums around the country. He loves to help museums translate their content in compelling experiences for visitors. Among his television productions is “A Taste of History” for PBS, and “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?.”