Our Board and Committees
Ann Perry, President
Ann is a lifelong UU. She and her husband, Mark, joined UUCSH when they moved to New Jersey from West Virginia. Ann raised her two children in the church, and her daughter is an active member. Ann has served the congregation in many ways over the years, including serving as president, membership co-chairman, and Better Than Ever coordinator. Ann retired several years ago from Dow Chemical as Quality Director, and today is active in the Giving Network, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and in her Sunset Lake community. Ann and Mark enjoy traveling the world. With the birth of their grandchild, they look forward to helping raise a fourth generation of UUs.
Bill Kleppinger, Vice President
Louis Sapirman, Finance Committee Chair
Frank Hershkowitz, Treasurer
Frank was raised in West Caldwell, NJ, where much of his family still resides. He has a BS and a PhD in chemical engineering, from Cornell and Berkeley, respectively. He returned from Berkeley to New Jersey in 1980 so he could meet his wife Missy Staples, and perhaps also for a job. Frank worked for 35 years at ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Research, where he specialized in creating new technology options that have higher efficiency and lower carbon footprint.
Since retiring in 2015, Frank has done some consulting, has taken on the treasury work at UUCSH and Leadership Leaves (a NJ UU organization), and has become much more deliberate with his exercise and travel regimens. He and Missy (also retired) enjoy hiking, biking, drinking interesting beers, and eating ice cream. They have two sons: Aaron, who lives with them and works in Princeton, and David, who lives and works in Long Beach, CA.
Art Turnbull, Secretary
Board of Trustees
- Rob Stahl
- Missy Staples
- Karen Toth
- Youth Representative – Meredith T.
- Laura Meerovich
- Valerie Pierce
- Lexi Ryan
Groups and Committees
Better Than Ever
A group of senior adults who enjoy going on local adventures together.
This committee supports the congregation in times of need and in times of joy. Support ranges from sending kind notes to arranging for practical help such as home-cooked meals and transportation to medical appointments, and addressing other needs.
Sign up for community and fun at the welcome desk. All are welcome. Bring a dish to share and join in the conversation. (currently on hold)
During every worship service and special event, we pass baskets for a free-will donation. While our building is closed, we are especially grateful for checks and electronic donations, and we currently donate 100% of these collections to social organizations both in our community and in the larger world.
Future Leaders at Somerset Hills (youth group).
An all-volunteer outreach program of this congregation, which is currently helping to deliver food to families in need across Somerset County.
This team works to minimize our congregation’s impact on our planet while promoting at-home Earth-friendly practices.
This includes Coming of Age, Neighboring Faiths, Our Whole Lives (OWL), Sexuality Education, and Campus Ministry.
Our largest fundraiser, typically held in the fall.
Every pledge is vitally important. All that we do at UUCSH depends on the financial support of our members and friends through pledges made during the annual Stewardship campaign.
Help to lead Sunday morning services, as well as to assist the worship lead with key elements of the service.
Still not sure about who to contact? Please email our office.