Kit Ketchum




Kit has recently retired, and is open to all sorts of new experiences!  Also old ones, like continuing friendships in AUW and serving on the board again.  Geek, nascent artist, activist, cook, organizer, student, Planned Parenthood volunteer.  Joined First Universalist in 1986, AUW soon after. Met my wife in the Women's Ritual Circle. Raised 2 kids through RE.  Still a seeker. 

Christine Taylor-Rodgers



Christine is excited to be a part of the AUW Board. She retired from her career as a Women's Healthcare Nurse Practitioner in May of 2018. She is mother of three adults and grandmother of two. In the past she has been known as an introvert but in her retirement she has blossomed into the extrovert she has always wanted to be. Her time is now spent gardening, reading, and walking her dog, Murphy. She has been on the planning committee of Daytime Connections and is a top-notch kitchen aide. She is a proponent of life-long learning.

Mary Kelley

Mary Kelley prefers to go by Kelley, since there are just too many Marys out there. It gets confusing.

She has attended church since the day that Justin asked members in 2013 to invite a friend. She served on the Daytime Connections committee, and she has been an usher, a greeter, and front office volunteer. Kelley is retired and takes classes through OLLI and community education. Passions include gardening, traveling, and women’s basketball.

Anne Frenchick


A church member since 1993, Anne is on the Visual Arts Committee and enjoys Circle Suppers.  Outside of church, Anne is volunteering by sewing hygiene kits for girls (Days for Girls); providing writing assistance to high school students; sewing quilts for charity; and she is a 25-year veteran of the Walk for Animals.  She is retired and married to Ted Thompson. She enjoys cooking and baking, water aerobics, playing board games and cribbage, canoeing, and traveling. Anne is looking forward to a trip to Turkey and Greece in 2021.

Martha Easter-Wells


Martha moved to Minneapolis in 2017. She has long been involved nationally with various Unitarian Universalist organizations. Currently she is serving on the board of the Church of the Larger Fellowship. She loves to both travel and to be at home but, alas, travel is not very safe these days. So she’s making do at home and has learned to hold relationships through Zoom.

Carol Gilbert

What can I say? That you are my people? That you are who will be at my memorial service at some point? That I too have retired and want to serve AUW? That I am still wanting to serve others and help make connections and create a warm welcoming space for times we shall never see? That my wife and I live in Richfield , have two wonderful children who are both in town and that we see them regularly ? That we have a small camper and love to be outside? OK, that’s what I shall say.

Velma Wagner

Velma has attended First Universalist since 1986 and has served in various leadership roles, including Annual Giving Co-Chair, Auction Fundraiser Co-Chair and Planned Giving Committee Chair. She is currently on the Healthy Congregation Task Force. She is a retired Licensed Psychologist and yoga teacher and loves to bike, dance and generally have a good time, as a #7 on the Enneagram.

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