Staff

Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Furrer
Developmental Minister

I am responsible for worship on Sunday morning, the pastoral care of members, and am a member of the Staff Leadership Team.

Jason Puracal
Executive Director

I am responsible for Financial Operations, Personnel, Facilities & Grounds Management, Office Administration, and Information Technology. I am more than happy to answer any questions and learn how I can better serve East Shore and our community. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

Aisha Hauser
Director of Lifelong Learning

I am responsible for the lifespan religious education program that includes childcare, children, youth and adult programs. Faith development is my passion and I have experience developing curriculum, leading workshops and programs that also focus on diversity and inclusion.

Nicole Duff
Membership Development Manager

I am responsible for all communications out of East Shore. If you want to be added to our email list or submit an article to the Beacon, I’m your contact. I am also in charge of membership, which includes welcoming visitors and getting new and current members connected with groups and activities.

Dianne Upton
Facilities Manager

As Facilities Manager, I am responsible for reserving and overseeing the facilities rental space and equipment at East Shore for both internal and outside groups. Contact me if you would like to book a room, plan a wedding, request a TV or laptop for your meeting, or refer your neighbor to a great spot to rent space for an event.

Vanessa R
Bookkeeper

Vanessa R. was hired in June 2019 and is excited to work at East Shore. S said she has already learned so much, including our brand new database system, Realm.

Vanessa has lived in Seattle since 2011 and has worked in finance for year. She feels … read more.

Amanda Alice Uluhan
Religious Education Programs Coordinator

Amanda works full time with our Director of Lifelong Learning in the Religious Education program for children and youth of all ages, 0-18. She is responsible for communicating with families of children and youth in the East Shore community, and helping their visions and needs be met. Contact her if you’d like to be involved as an RE teacher, passionate volunteer, and to support the children and youth of East Shore.

Eric Lane Barnes
Director of Music

I am responsible for the music programs at East Shore. This includes leading the choir, planning and performing musical celebrations during services, leading the congregation in song and and presenting special musical programs at the church.

Joseph Newman
Caretaker

I am responsible for maintaining the grounds at East Shore, this includes room setups, clean ups, and general maintenance. Since we have meetings several days a week, I am scheduled for part of the week and overlap with the other Caretaker to make sure everything gets done in time.

LeAnne Struble
Preschool Teacher

I am responsible for welcoming children ages 0-5 years old in the preschool room. I am the head toy wrangler and the first UU teacher for most of the children. I teach them that East Shore Unitarian church is their UU family, that we will care for them, make them feel safe, and give them a place to grow and try new things.

Mollie Player
Preschool Teacher

I am responsible for welcoming your children ages 0 to 5 in the nursery on Sunday morning.