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Rev. Dr. Maureen Killoran, Developmental Minister

Rev. Dr. Maureen KilloranRev. Dr. Maureen Killoran – or Rev. Maureen as she prefers to be called – is an accredited interim minister (AIM) who has served congregations in nine states and two Canadian provinces. Rev. Maureen holds Masters degrees in Divinity and Sociology and a D.Min. in church organizational systems. She holds the designation Professional Transition Specialist from the interfaith Interim Ministry Network, on whose board she currently serves.

With her husband, Peter Hyatt, Rev. Maureen looks forward to making new friends, to being an active participant in the Gainesville community, and to exploring the wider Florida area.

Rev. Maureen is an enthusiastic presence on social media, and invites UUs to “friend” her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @revglenrose. She holds office hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, unless pastoral or other pressing matters intervene. You are invited to call (352.377.1669) or email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for appointments during these or other mutually convenient times.

Dr. Nicole Alemanne, Director of Religious Education


Dr. Nicole Alemanne joined the UUFG staff in August 2016. She has worked as a university lecturer, in museums and archives, and as a research executive in advertising and television. For four years she was the content developer on a Florida State University research project that explored the use of technology to help North Florida elementary school students gain experience planning and conducting scientific inquiries on museum field trips and in the classroom. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. from the School of Information at Florida State University, a certificate in Museum Studies from Florida State University, and a B.A. in English and Rhetoric from Binghamton University (State University of New York). Nicole is a life-long Unitarian Universalist. We will miss Nicole as she is leaving us the end of July to take a position on the faculty of Valdosta University.

Availability: Nicole is in the office after RE on Sundays and on Wednesdays and is available by appointment. Please contact her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 352/377-1669.

Tony Canty, Director of Music

Tony Canty, Director of MusicTony Canty came to serve UUFG as its half-time Director of Music on August 15, 2014.  Tony brings a strong educational background to the position with a Bachelor's of Arts in Music Education and Voice from Florida State University and a Master's of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Florida. From directing church choirs to performing as a lyric baritone in operas, Tony boasts a wide variety of musical experience.

Currently, choir rehearsals are held each Thursday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and all are welcome to join.  Tony is also interested in developing connections with other musicians in the Fellowship, and would love to hear from you.

Availability: Tony is available for meetings by appointment. Please contact him at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Dr. Thomas Royal, Pianist

Dr. Thomas RoyalDr. Thomas Royal's music has been performed at festivals throughout the United States, and he won first prize in the APSU 2007 Young Composer's Competition. Thomas earned his Bachelor's degree in Music Composition from Austin Peay State University in 2005, his Master's degree in Music Composition from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and his Ph.D. at the University of Florida under a supervisory committee chaired by Paul Koonce with additional support from James Paul Sain and Silvio dos Santos. He has studied with Mark Engebretson, Paul Richards, Alejandro Rutty, and Jeffrey Wood.

Heather Arata, RE Clerk

Welcome to Heather, our new Religious Education Clerk

Heather Arata was born in Lake City, Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2008Heather Arata, RE Clerk and has lived and worked in Gainesville since then. Heather has held managerial and administrative positions ranging from retail to medicine. She married her husband Joshua in 2014 and their son Jude was born February, 2016.


Office Hours

Office Administrator, Cam Pierce:

Mon–Fri: 9 AM–2 PM
Office Phone: 352/377-1669
E-Mail: uuoffice@uufg.org

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