Our Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton has a dedicated, vibrant minister and staff to lead, guide, and support the congregation in all its ministries. Feel free to contact staff members by email (open their personal page by clicking on their name or “continued”). You may also call staff by phone (609-924-1604) with any concerns and questions.


Rev. Bill Neely

I began serving UU Princeton in July, 2011 and have been in the UU ministry since 2006. My ministry seeks to empower and inspire people to deepen the spirit in their lives, their relationships, and the world. Through engagement with the four pillars of congregational life: worship, service, learning, and fellowship, we develop the wisdom, connections, and resilience to grow with one another and be better, more fulfilled people. I believe … Continued


Marjorie Herman
Music Director

I began my tenure as Director of Music at the congregation in January of 2005. I have a Doctorate in Choral Conducting from Indiana University, Bloomington, and have conducted for most of my adult life. With experience at the university, high school, and community levels, I bring a wide range of choral experiences to bear … Continued

Craig Rubano
Youth Programs Coordinator

I lead the congregational ministry for our Youth Group (a senior-high aged group). I am also a candidate for ministerial ordination in the Unitarian Universalist Association and just finished my PhD in Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where I also received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology, the latter in Pastoral … Continued

Lorraine Shiarappa
Director of Lifespan Religious Education

I have spent a lifetime devoted to the education of children and families and to teaching programs that include toddlers, parents, teens and adults. With a degree in music education from the College of New Jersey and a teaching certification in Waldorf methodology and curriculum from Sunbridge College, I am an elementary class teacher at … Continued

Victoria Shuk Yan Chow-Torres
Piano Accompanist

Victoria Shuk Yan Chow-Torres, originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, holds a Master’s of Music with distinction (piano pedagogy and performance) and a Bachelor’s of Music summa cum laude (piano pedagogy and performance) from Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, NJ. Mrs. Chow won First Prize each year from 2004-2008 at the Annual Westminster Choir … Continued


Sara Oderwald
Congregational Administrator

Sara joined the staff as congregational administrator in July 2005. As of July 2012 she is a member of the Executive Team serving with Rev. Bill Neely. Her responsibilities include supervising the sexton, office assistant, and bookkeeper. She produces the monthly newsletter Skylights and handles all facility use requests. Sara lives in Titusville with her husband … Continued

Shatara Ryland
Office Assistant

Shatara joined the staff in July 2013.  Her responsibilities are to assist the administrator, order all office supplies, and organize and print the Sunday Order of Service. Shatara lives in Lawrenceville with her two daughters, Shadae and Daijah. She loves to travel and explore new things with her family.

Jorge Garcia Salas

Jorge became our full time sexton in March 2006. He’s our go-to man for all facility needs. Jorge lives locally and has two teenage children who live in Florida and who visit during the summer. Jorge’s parents and siblings live in Guatemala. He misses his family but is building a house in his village and … Continued