staff and

leadership

Rev. Tony Fisher, Minister

Position: Minister
Phone: (239) 455-6553
Email: minister@uunaples.org
Categories: Staff

Tony Fisher was ordained into the Unitarian Universalist ministry on June 15, 2014 after a successful 35-year career in educational publishing. Though the decision to actively pursue parish ministry came in 2009 at the age of fifty-eight, Tony has imagined doing this work since he was sixteen when inspired by the minister of his home church in Lexington, Massachusetts. And while his understanding of the depth and possibilities of congregational ministry changed over the years of active lay ministry, the dream of responding to that original call did not. He received his Masters of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School and served as Intern Minister at First Parish in Concord, Massachusetts from 2012 to 2014.

Tony also serves as a Program Leader for the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice, an organization whose mission is to help Unitarian Universalists deepen and sustain the work of justice within their congregations and communities.

Tony and his wife, Ann, also an active Unitarian Universalist, are the proud parents of two wonderful young men: Adam, who is a licensed Social Worker, and Nate, who is pursuing a career in theater.

Tony sees great potential in the Unitarian Universalist movement as a catalyst for change in the world. But it is the balance of the pastoral role and the prophetic mission expressed within the context of a gathered community that called him to service.

Office Hours:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 am to 4 pm
(Please call ahead to be sure he’s available.)

Evening appointments are available for those who work or are otherwise occupied during the day. Rev. Tony can be reached through the office at (239) 455-6553. In the event of a pastoral emergency, please call (617) 823-5904.

Tony Fisher was ordained into the Unitarian Universalist ministry on...

Stephanie St John

Position: Youth Religious Exploration Director
Phone: (239) 455-6553
Email: yre@uunaples.org
Categories: Staff

Stephanie is a creative educator, and curriculum designer with over thirteen years of management, public relations and team building experience. She also has over 20 years of teaching experience most of it in Montessori schools. When first moving to SWFL she volunteered at Pace Schools for girls and ended up teaching and created science curriculum when they were short a middle school/high school science teacher during Covid.

Stephanie has worked with Episcopal and Lutheran churches in helping them create Godly Play (similiar to Spirit Play) spaces and curriculum for children and designed innovative after school classes and camps for Lutheran, Catholic and Episcopal schools. Since moving to Florida in June of 2018 she has also been helping her husband care for her elderly in-laws.

In her own words, “I came to this congregation to offer my skills to a new creative challenge. It is a great privilege and pleasure to engage children and youth in their spiritual and personal growth. Engaging youth by exploring social, climate and environmental justice, while delving into other religious cultures, and their UU heritage is key to holistic approach to learning. Allowing youth to find their own passions and interests is dear to my heart, so we need to give them an offering of what they can get involved in. I’m a child advocate at heart. The next generation is our future and they need a safe place to grow and feel accepted here in Florida”.

Stephanie St John

Youth Religious Exploration Director

Stephanie is a creative educator, and curriculum designer with over...

Abigail Allison

Position: Co Musical Director
Phone: (239) 455-6553
Email: music@uunaples.org
Categories: Staff

We are thrilled to be here, starting the congregational year as your new music co-directors! We look forward to meeting you all and getting to know you in the coming months, and we deeply appreciate the warm welcome you have already given us. Our goal as music directors is to support and enhance the message of each service by sharing a diverse range of musical styles, instruments, and guests.

Abigail Allison

Co Musical Director

We are thrilled to be here, starting the congregational year...

Shawn Allison

Position: Co Musical Director
Phone: (239) 455-6553
Email: music@uunaples.org
Categories: Staff

We are thrilled to be here, starting the congregational year as your new music co-directors! We look forward to meeting you all and getting to know you in the coming months, and we deeply appreciate the warm welcome you have already given us. Our goal as music directors is to support and enhance the message of each service by sharing a diverse range of musical styles, instruments, and guests.

Shawn Allison

Co Musical Director

We are thrilled to be here, starting the congregational year...

Anna Riazi

Position: Administrator
Phone: (239) 455-6553
Email: office@uunaples.org
Categories: Staff

I am the Congregational Administrator. I am proud to work here because there are so many good people and great causes. Everyone is welcome here. We want you to feel at home and become involved. I can’t wait to meet you and see you in person.

Anna Riazi

Administrator

I am the Congregational Administrator. I am proud to work...

David Bosworth

Position: Sexton
Phone: (239) 455-6553
Email: sexton@uunaples.org
Categories: Staff

I have been a member here for about ten years. As Sexton, I take care of our building, grounds and our members. In my opinion, this church is the way life should be. I personally feel fulfilled because of my union with all the people here.

I have been a member here for about ten years....

STAFF AND LAY LEADERS

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples (UUCGN) staff includes our Minister, Director of Religious Exploration (DRE), Assistant to DRE, Office Manager, and Sexton. The operational success of our ministry could not function without their leadership and dedication. Thank you to all who serve.