Jon Nye, Vice President
Jon is originally from Buffalo, NY, and spent his formative years in suburban Washington, D.C. He eventually settled near Albany, NY, where he and Kathy raised three sons. Although he and Kathy still spend time there, increasingly Chatham is home.
In his twenties Jon experimented with a number of higher educational institutions, eventually receiving an undergraduate degree from American University and a law degree from Penn. At various times he has worked as a dishwasher, house sitter, legislative researcher, and for over thirty years as a partner in a large law firm. From 1969 to 1972, he was in the U.S. Navy.
Jon has been, in one sense or another, a Unitarian Universalist since youth, although he didn’t realize it until he was first introduced to the Meeting House. He feels fortunate to have had many diverse life experiences. Not all of them were fulfilling, but all helped him to appreciate and value UUMH and the people who make it what it is.
Joe Zahka, Treasurer
Joe Zahka has been a UU for over forty years. Early in their marriage, Joe and Debbie searched for a religion that was consistent with their values of peace and social justice. Joe appreciates that Unitarian Universalism is both logical and compassionate. As an added benefit, all of the UU churches he has attended are fairly old buildings and require a lot of maintenance, something he has enjoyed doing since he was a kid.
Danielle Jeanloz, Secretary
Danielle Jeanloz lived in the Northeast, Europe, and Canada and was originally from Newton. She had the opportunity to travel throughout the world while enjoying a 25-year career at American Airlines in Sales and Marketing.
Danielle and her husband, Bob Zaremba, finally settled down in Chatham full-time in 2004. Danielle and Bob purchased, Maps of Antiquity and moved it to Chatham, and started Chatham Guest Rooms. She joined UUMH in 2011 because it was a welcoming congregation that allowed her to explore and share her thoughts on community, the environment, and social justice. Having never joined a church until then, Danielle was unaware that she could become a part of a religious community open to accepting many different beliefs and religions including atheism and agnosticism. She has found her spiritual home in our Meeting House.
Greg Heyl, Member-at-Large
Gregory Heyl first attended the UUMH in Chatham in 2006 with his husband of 42 years, Eric Riley, and they subsequently became congregational members.
Greg grew up in a small town in North central PA, went to Gettysburg College, and then Temple University School of Medicine. He became board certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, the latter of which he practiced for over 20 years in New York City. He retired at age 50 due to multiple sclerosis.
Greg and Eric then bought their home in Chatham and continue to split their year between there and their house in Brooklyn, NY. Chatham became the choice of residence after meeting Jim Shepard, a native of Chatham, in their first year of medical school and then doing a residency together. He and Greg have continued to be close friends for the past 50 years. Greg enjoys the many activities of the UUMH and the loving and caring community it shares.
Naomi Turner, Member-at-Large
Originally from Provincetown, Naomi has spent most of her life in the Northeast, and much of that on Cape Cod. Following graduation from Penn Hall in Chambersburg, Pa., she returned to Chatham to take over her Mother’s business, the Chatham Candy Manor, a seasonal business that opened in 1955. She recently passed the long-established year-round business along to a young local family of former employees. Naomi has also taught dance and choreographed for over 50 years and has now turned over direction of her non-profit dance organization to international Dance Champion,
Familiar with the non-profit world, she dreamed of returning the old Chatham Movie Theater to Main Street and with a strong group of hard-working board members founded
the Chatham Orpheum Theater which opened in 2013 as a state-of-the-art non-profit movie house restored to its early 20th Century glory. In recognition of her work she was
acknowledged by the Ma. House of Representatives, Lower Cape Business and Professional Women, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, and the U.S. House of Representatives.
She has been a dedicated UU since the 1980’s, married at First Parish Brewster to her husband, David Veach, and a member of UUMH since 1996. She is inspired by all the opportunities she envisions for UUMH.