Ministerial Staff

 Rev. Meg Mathieson, Minister

Rev Mathieson

Rev. Meg Mathieson is from Baltimore, Maryland. She received her Masters of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania and a B.A. in History from Christendom College in Virginia.  She completed a full-time internship at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, MD., before taking the position of Minister at SouthWest UU Church.
Rev. Meg was brought up in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. She discovered the Unitarian Universalist community in Baltimore in 2011. “I experienced a feeling that is familiar to many UU converts: astonishment that my lifelong beliefs and philosophies were honored in this beautiful tradition.” She describes her theology as “Christian-friendly agnosticism,” and finds great joy in religious pluralism and ministerial work. She and her wife Nicky have 3 teen children. They also have a 10-year old border collie named Cricket. Rev. Meg enjoys embroidery, red tea, and listening to the McElroy Brothers podcasts.

Mai-Ti Mao, Music Director 

Mai-Ti Mao, (pronounced “May-Tee”) our new Music Director, is working on her masters of music at CIM. She is originally from Taiwan but has been in the U.S. for years and loves living in the Cleveland area. While she has a lot of experience working with churches and leading church choirs, this is her first experience with Unitarian Universalism.

Carolyn Stevens, Director of Religious Exploration, Office Administrator

Carolyn is the mother of two daughters and comes to us after many years of working for the UU Church of Akron.  Carolyn has been involved with our district’s Summer Institute and is the chair for 2022. She is also a previous director of a daycare and has lots of experience planning adventures.

 Ellen Hansen-Ellis, Music Director Emeritus

Ellen served as the Music Director for SWUU from 1990 – June 2017. She has a B.M. in Composition from Baldwin-Wallace College, and plays piano and flute. She has also written original music for piano and voice for performance in our church services.

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