Our Staff

Rev. Rebecca Hinds, Developmental Minister

Picture of the Reverend Hinds.

Office Hours:
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Or by appointment.

You can also talk to the Reverend Hinds on Sundays or send her a message.

About the Rev. Hinds

Hello! I am a native Midwesterner, originally from Duluth, MN, and a lifelong Unitarian Universalist. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and my Masters of Divinity Degree from Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, Massachusetts. I am deeply rooted in our UU tradition and radically open to the future of our faith.

I love to discuss religion, theology, and books of all kinds. I love music, singing, cooking, baking and the outdoors (especially the Great Northwoods!). My wife, Casey, and I are new to the area and very much looking forward to getting to know the Cedar Rapids Community. Please call or come visit anytime - my door is always open!

David Wise, Acting Director of Religious Education

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Office Hours:

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Thursday and Friday.
Or by appointment.

Click here to send David a message.

About David

I am originally from Florida and have lived in Iowa since 1983. I have been married to Karen for 28 years and we have raised five children. I hold a Master of Divinity degree from St Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. I served United Methodist churches as a pastor for 12 years.

I enjoy reading, watching a little TV, and playing board and word games like Quiddler, Five Second Rule, trivia and such. I also love college sports. Growing up in Florida I still love and support the University of Florida Gators. I occasionally get the opportunity to travel and watch the Gators play. I've been very fortunate to watch Gator teams win three of our most recent national championships.

I also love the ocean. I grew up near the Atlantic and it is fascinating and relaxing to sit and watch the waves as they crash into the shore.

Christine Kullander, Operations Coordinator

Office Hours:

Tuesday, 8:30-2:30
Wednesday, 8:30-2:30
Thursday, 8:30-2:30
Friday, 8:30-10:30

Click here to send Christine a message.

About Christine

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 husband, sons, extended family, and of course "her" dogs.