Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Karen moved to California where she joined her first Unitarian Universalist congregation. She has been in Woodinville, WA since 2007. Karen has been married half her life and has one son, who grew up a UU. She says, “I’m a working artist and photographer, an enthusiastic supporter of democratic and Sudbury education, and I love living in the Pacific Northwest forest.
Lori Varosh joined the staff of WUUC in September 2008 after a 25-year career in journalism.
“I am warmed by the kind, inclusive spirit of church members and staff, and particularly appreciate the social justice and environmental sustainability components of Unitarian Universalism.”
Raised in Southern California by a psychiatrist dad and an artist mom, Terry took to the piano so naturally at age 4 that music clearly chose him rather than the other way around.
He’s been writing his own music since the age of 7. First trying to write like an early influence, George Gershwin, then for his own rock and fusion groups, and then for original stage musicals. To date he’s got umpteen credits for those, numbering among them quite a few children’s shows. He has acted in “Casablanca, Casablanca” (a movie musical) and “War of the Currents” (about the relationship between Tom Edison and Nikola Tesla).
Terry finds his current gig as a church pianist to be an enjoyable challenge. Each Sunday he partners with the many varied musical folk in the WUUC congregation to arrange a wide variety of musical styles. He performs and accompanies all genres of music, bringing a sense of adventure and surprise to worship services.
Originally from Hollywood, FL, Devrah and her family moved to Snohomish in 2005 and absolutely love the Northwest. Devrah is happily married and has one daughter and two stepdaughters. She’s an author, a bookkeeper since 2005, and a homemaker. She enjoys traveling, reading, exercising, and staying home to cuddle on the couch with her husband.
Jennifer Ikeda has been a passionate educator for over 20 years. She has earned her graduate Master in Teaching degree and her undergrad Wildlife Science degree. Her methodology is based on experiential learning, an understanding of both learning and developmental processes, and a focus on fostering self-efficacy in youth.
Known for her exuberance and for her ability to tailor activities to individual needs, she has taught babies to adults and every age in between in a wide variety of subjects and situations. She has also traveled all over the US and the world, learning from various ecosystems and cultures. Jen is excited to spend quality time with your amazing children, playing and learning together.
Manny resides in Kent. He is the proud father of a lovely daughter. He has been with WUUC for 13 years, caring for our facilities and sharing love with our community. He works as a fiberglass equipment assembler full-time.