Our Staff

Rev. Rebecca Hinds, Developmental Minister

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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.

Cathy Fischer, Operations Coordinator

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Office Hours:

Tuesday, 8:30-2:30
Wednesday, 9:00-2:00
Thursday, 8:30-2:30
Friday, 9:00-11:00

Click here to send Cathy a message.

About Cathy

Cathy has a passion for project management, organization and time management. She comes to us after a 9-year career at Transamerica where she has worked in financial reporting, management and project management.  Cathy obtained her B.S. from Iowa State University in 2006 and has been working towards her MBA at the University of Iowa.

Cathy is busy mother to four boys. After the twins were born, she decided to find a career that would allow her to have more time at home with her children. She is delighted to have found that partnership with Peoples Church!  She is a lover of cats and has two littermates named Abbott and Costello after her love for the classic movie duo.

Cathy actually studied Horticulture in college, and while she never put that degree to use professionally she has a love for gardening as well as a growing collection of garden gnomes!  She and her family recently moved to Robins and looks forward to designing the garden at her new house.