Rev. Marsh Agobert
Marsh Agobert is an ordained Unitarian-Universalist cleric who ministered to the First Unitarian Church of Oakland in the 70s and 80s. He has long practiced psychotherapeutic treatment and has successfully worked with individuals, couples, families and the actively psychotic. Marsh is an experienced management consultant (he prefers small and mid-sized businesses) and a life coach, which well utilizes his broad background. Marsh has extended experience in several spiritual practices including martial arts, and other yogas.
Rev. Earl W. Koteen, whom BFUU ordained, is our Community Minister for Environmental Justice. He is also Environmental Justice Minister at the UU Ministry for Earth and serves on several boards and the steering committees Before entering the ministry, Earl had a 30-year career in strategic planning, organizational development, and human resources. He's a lifelong UU, who grew up in the All Souls Unitarian Church in DC. He has two adult daughters.
Lincoln Statler, MASC
Hi I'm Chaplain Lincoln Statler, I am so excited and honored to be able to work with this historic and community focused congregation. For those of you who don't know me; I am a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry's Master of Arts in Social Change program (MASC) with a spiritual care focus. I completed four units of clinical pastoral education with the San Francisco Night Ministry. I currently serve as a per-diem UU Hospice Chaplain.
I'm passionate about the intersection of radical spiritual care, lifespan faith formation, and living out covenants based on self exploration and justice.
Together through Spiritual Care, Emotional Support, and Community Resources, we can build beloved community.
Dr. Susan T. Mashiyama was born in Michigan and grew up in southern California. She was brought up as a Buddhist and her grandfather was the Bishop of the Buddhist church in Hawaii. She first learned about UU when she moved to the Bay area and was intrigued by the welcoming and intellectual nature of this spiritual community. A lifelong student of music, she plays a number of musical instruments, including the harp, and enjoys contributing to the spirituality of a meeting by creating music. Dr. Susan earned her PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology at UC Berkeley.
Deborah is a musician, teacher, and community organizer with a long history in the East Bay. Born in Oregon & raised in the greater Bay Area, Berkeley has been her spiritual home ever since the 70s. She teaches Mountain Dulcimer classes at the Freight and Salvage, directs Women & Song and the Unconditional Love Qwire, and organizes the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering annually in May. Deborah is active in the local Pagan spiritual community and has several recordings. Deborah lives locally with her husband of 30+ years and, when her cat allows, knits.
Deborah is in the office from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. She can be reached at 510-841-4824 ext. 3
Susan is a SF Bay Area native who has lived in Berkeley since 2003. She holds a BA in Political Science from UCB and an MBA from CSU East Bay. Susan has enjoyed a variety of office positions but most enjoys working for a community based, community-enriching organization.
Susan is in the office from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. She can be reached at 510-841-4824 ext. 1
Ed Keating - Building Manager
Ed was born in Chicago, IL and came to the Bay Area in the mid-60s with his family. Since then he has made the Bay Area his home, moving to Berkeley in 1976 after college. Ed became a peace activist in response to the Vietnam War. He is also very passionate about the use of energy efficiency and renewable energy; a passion he brings to his work in construction and maintenance.
Ed is an avid reader, and likes to write prose poetry and scientific non-fiction. He likes to spend time in nature, with regular trips to the beach and mountains. Ed has been married to Mary Kay Coen since 2009.
Guy Colwell is a struggling visual artist and sometime peace activist who has to often take on wage work such as the janitorial position he now holds at the Berkeley Fellowship. Guy was born in Oakland in 1945 and spent most of his k-12 years in Berkeley. When going to junior high and high school, by coincidence, he lived in a house on Cedar Street right across from the Fellowship Hall. On numerous occasions Guy has had connections with the Fellowship, having attended many events here, had an exhibition of his work on the walls and once organized a group that met here for progressive people to make social contacts. He had his art training at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. He does artwork that carries strong social and political messages that few people would actually want to put on the walls of their living rooms.