Executive Board

Scott Kitchen, President

Scott joined UUCSH in 1997. He has served in elected leadership before as a member of the Leadership Development Committee, Secretary of the Board of Trustees, and as Chair of the Ministerial Search Committee that brought Rev. Jennifer to UUCSH. He has taught RE, co-led an adult RE class, chaired the Committee On Shared Ministry, served on and chaired the Worship Associates, and currently sings in the choir. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from MIT in Materials Science & Engineering. He is currently a Mechanical Engineer and works for the US government. In his spare time, he plays Scrabble competitively, roots for the Mets and Giants, and listens to a wide variety of podcasts.  Stay tuned for a picture! He can be contacted at president@uucsh.org.

Ann Perry, Vice President

Ann is a lifelong UU.  She and her husband, Mark, joined UUCSH when they moved to NJ from West Virginia.  Ann raised her two children in the church and her daughter, Kelly Dziak, is an active member.  Ann has served the congregation in a number of ways over the years including being a past 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, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, and her Sunset Lake community.   Ann and Mark enjoy traveling the world.  With the birth of their grandchild, Ann and Mark look forward to being involved in raising a fourth generation of UUs. She can be contacted at vicepresident@uucsh.org.

Wynn Schulz, Finance Committee Chair

Wynn joined UUCSH in 2004, and has previously served in elected leadership as Treasurer and Board of Trustees member. He’s active in many Congregation ministries, including Worship Associates, Choir, and Green Team committee where he helped spearhead the Congregration’s original accreditation as a Green Sanctuary.  He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin, and works as Product Manager in the Information Technology sector. In his spare time, he enjoys bike riding, playing guitar, and rooting for the Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers.

Frank Hershkowitz, Treasurer

Frank was raised in West Caldwell NJ, where much of his family still resides.  He has a BS & PhD in Chemical engineering, from Cornell and Berkeley, respectively.  He returned from Berkeley to NJ 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. He can be reached at treasurer@uucsh.org.

Amy O’Connell, Secretary

Stay tuned for her bio. She can be reached at secretary@uucsh.org.

Board of Trustees

  • Greg Belmonte
  • Bill Kleppinger
  • Tammy Ludwigsen
  • Youth Representative – Luke Kazim

Committee on Shared Ministry

  • Nicole Dickinson
  • Art Turnbull
  • Jackie White

Nominating Committee

  • Adam Dickinson
  • Ed Horch

Groups and Committees

Adult Choir – choir@uucsh.org

Better Than Ever – BTE@uucsh.org
A group of senior adults who enjoy going on local adventures together.

Building and Grounds – building@uucsh.org

Caring – caring@uucsh.org
This committee supports the congregation in times of need and in times of joy. Support ranges from sending kind notes to arranging for home- cooked meals, transportation to medical appointments, and addressing other needs.

Circle Suppers – CircleSuppers@uucsh.org
Sign up for community and fun at the welcome desk. All are welcome. Bring a dish to share and join in the conversation.

Community Plate – CommunityPlate@uucsh.org
During every worship service and special event, we pass baskets for a free-will donation. We donate 50% of these collections to social organizations both in our community and in the larger world.

Finance – treasurer@uucsh.org

FLASH – FLASH@uucsh.org
Future Leaders at Somerset Hills (youth group).

Giving Network – givingnetwork@gmail.com
An all-volunteer outreach program of this congregation, which makes more than 1,000 deliveries annually of food, furniture, and household goods to families in need across Somerset County.

Green Sanctuary – GreenSanctuary@uucsh.org
This team works to minimize our congregation’s impact on the earth while promoting at-home Earth-friendly practices, as well.

Membership – membership@uucsh.org

Men’s Group – mensgroup@uucsh.org

Newsletter – uucsh@uucsh.org

Order of Worship – uucsh@uucsh.org

Public Relations – davetoon@optonline.net

Religious Exploration – DRE@uucsh.org
This includes Coming of Age, Neighboring Faiths, Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education, and Campus Ministry.

Service Auction – auction@uucsh.org
Our largest fundraiser typically held in the Fall.

Social Action – justice@uucsh.org

Sound System – Ed Horch, ed@horch.org

Stewardship – stewardship@uucsh.org
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.

Ushers – ushers@uucsh.org

Website – uucsh@uucsh.org

Worship Associates – WorshipAssociates@uucsh.org
Help to lead Sunday morning services, as well as assist the worship lead with key elements of the service.

Still not sure with whom to speak? Contact our Board President at president@uucsh.org.