Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Reverend Thomas Perchlik is the interim minister for Cedars UU Church, which serves Bainbridge Island and northern Kitsap County, in Washington state. Thomas’ ministry centers on creating peace in the soul and the world. He especially loves the ministry of storytelling, to children and adults. His spiritual practice is deeply … Read More

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Chris Smellow

Music Director

Chris's life is full of music and believes in empowering people to make music  She grew up playing piano and has a degree in Music and Piano Performance. She has spent over 40 years as a church musician in a variety of congregations. Eight years ago she came to Cedars and has been blessing us with her skills and love of music … Read More



Jennifer Conway

Director of Religious Education

Jennifer, started in September of 2014 as our new Director of Religious Education.  She grew up in California and Florida and New Hampshire, graduating from Dartmouth in 1990 with a dual degree in German and Education.  She went on to earn her masters in Waldorf Education and continued her teaching career in Waldorf schools in … Read More

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Tammie Tippie

Office Manager

Tammie became part of the team in August of 2014.  She brings with her a diverse set of skills from her background as an IT Tech, computer instructor, editor, web designer, and volunteer coordinator.  She has four children, has made Washington her home since 1996, previously living in Alaska and Connecticut. She enjoys … Read More

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