Office Hours: Usually 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Or by appointment.
You can also talk to Rev. Carin on Sundays or send her a message.
About Rev. Carin
Rev. Carin Bringelson began serving Peoples Church Unitarian Universalist Church in August 2023.
A Unitarian Universalist for over 30 years, she earned her Masters of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in 2020. Prior to that she earned degrees in Sociology, African American Studies, Educational Policy Studies, and Library & Information Studies—working for most of her previous career as a librarian.
When she’s not reading a good book, Carin enjoys bike-riding, promoting intellectual freedom, cooking, co-creating racial justice, singing, and collaging. She and her wife Bev live in Cedar Rapids.
Director Faith Formation
You can reach Julie by email: [email protected]
To her position as the Director of Faith Formation, Julie Olson brings over a decade of experience working with children and families in local schools and social service agencies. With degrees in Education and Social Work, Julie finds great passion in collaboratively helping people of all ages and stages learn and grow.
Julie lives with her husband, two teenage children, and dog in Cedar Rapids. In her spare time, she enjoys being active by exploring new places near and far, spending time outdoors with friends and family, researching/writing, and crafting.
You can reach Christine by email: [email protected]
Christine has previous experience working in a church office. In the past she has worked with volunteers, coordinated projects, and managed facility rental and website content maintenance and optimization.
She is a life long Linn County resident and today relishes the condo life she and her husband have in Marion. Christine enjoys traveling–domestic and international, her flower garden, watching/attending baseball games, reading, baking, and spending time with her family and, of course, “her” dogs.
Digital Media Specialist
Jackie Wedeking graduated from Wartburg College with a Political Science and Communications degree. After working in TV broadcast as a photographer and producer for seven years, she took her communication skills into the nonprofit section. For six-plus years, she’s worked for various nonprofits.
Jackie lives in Marion with her family. She and her husband joined Peoples Church in 2017 when they were looking for a welcoming congregation to raise their two young children in. Jackie enjoys homeschooling, going for walks in the woods, and gardening.
Internet Outreach Technician
Matthew Wilde is a born and raised Cedar Rapidian. He grew up in the Methodist Church as a young person, attending Shueyville United Methodist Church until high school. He has a deep and varied interest and respect for religion and spirituality — and the Community that faiths of all kinds provide. Matt believes that no matter one’s beliefs, we are all part of this great human experiment, and we should try our best to be there for each while we are here.
Matt attended the University of Northern Iowa graduating with a BA in Electronic Media. He has worked many jobs in local news and marketing — and is now working on finding his next career path and is open to where that leads him. Matt is married to his wife Erin and has three kids — Lucy, Molly, and Henry. In his free time, Matt enjoys taking his three dogs on walks, reading, and listening to podcasts.
Judy is a former teacher tasked with showing middle schoolers the joys of reading and writing who also juggled adult technology instruction and a variety of musical activities during her 37-year career with the Vinton-Shellsburg schools. Reading, writing, technology, and music are still major components of her retirement years along with adventures with her camera and being open to finding new ways to “be useful.”