UUMH Chatham
Staff

Rev.Tracy Johnson

Reverend Tracy Johnson

The Rev. Tracy Johnson joined the Meeting House on July 1, 2020, as our minister. She served as a community minister with the nonprofit WE CAN- Women’s Empowerment through Cape Area Networking- in Harwich Port, MA for the past five years and was the Affiliate Community Minister with the First Parish Brewster Unitarian Universalist congregation. Rev. Tracy holds a degree in Human Services, a BA in Women’s Studies, an MA with a focus in Spirituality from Hartford Seminary in Connecticut, and received her Master of Divinity in 2014 from Andover Newton Theological School. She is a minister in Full Fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association. Rev. Tracy is active in the Nauset Interfaith Association on the Lower & Outer Cape and chairs their Refugee Support Team. She is also a Certified Master Reiki Practitioner. Rev. Tracy is retired from service with the State of Connecticut and lives in Brewster with her husband, Chuck, and their rescue pup Emma, where she enjoys walking near the ocean, reading, gardening, fiber arts, and cycling.

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Frank Toppa

Music Director 

    

Frank Toppa is a full-time musician. In addition to his dedicated work as the organist and music director of the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Chatham, he teaches music half-time at the Chatham Elementary School and half-time at Belmont Day School outside of Boston, enriching the lives of scores of elementary schoolers.
 
Frank’s long and varied career has included teaching posts in the Brookline Public Schools, and Nauset Regional Middle and High Schools, amongst others. He has served as Choir Director, Organist, and Handbell Director at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, and the Federated Church of Orleans. Frank plays String Bass with the Cape Cod Orchestra, Tuba with the Chatham Band, and Baritone Horn with the Harwich Town Band. He also plays Electric Bass with the Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble and the Sentimental Journey Band. Occasionally he can be found on a street corner playing the accordion. He plays almost every common musical instrument.

Frank holds a Master’s in Musicology from B.U. and Music Ed. in Organ Performance from UMass Amherst, respectively, and a Bachelors in Music Ed. in Choral Performance from Hartt College.

He has been an active member of IRAS, the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science for over 30 years and has been their music director at a number of conferences. He attended many UU General Assemblies in the '80s through the early 2000s.
 

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Andrew Staiti 
Communications Coordinator 

Andrew is a native of Canton, Massachusetts and a 2014 graduate of Stonehill College, where he received a B.A. in Communication. During his time at Stonehill, Andrew volunteered for Easton, MA based Christian nonprofit My Brother's Keeper, which he credits for truly beginning his "faith in action" journey. Following his time at Stonehill, Andrew completed a year of post-graduate volunteer service with a program named The Franciscan Volunteer Ministry, which partners volunteers with Franciscan Catholic parishes and schools in some of the country's materially-poorest cities. Andrew's volunteer year landed him in Camden, NJ, which he still refers to as his "spiritual home" to this day (though Cape Cod is a close second)! It was a life-changing experience that helped make him the person that he is today. 

He has been coming to the Cape (Eastham, specifically) for as long as he can remember and now makes his home there. Andrew works for Chatham Fish and Lobster and also runs his own small business that specializes in custom auto parts for various makes and models. 

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​Unitarian Universalist

Meeting House of Chatham
Sunday Services  10:30 AM

819 Main Street
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Chatham, MA 02633
(508) 945-2075.