Our Minister and Staff
Rev. Nancy Reid-McKee has been part of the Northlake community since August, 2019. She attended Starr King School for the Ministry, graduating in the Spring of 2018. Prior to ministry she was trained as a Community Organizer through the Industrial Areas Foundation, and was a Nurse Practitioner for almost 30 years working for government and nonprofit healthcare systems. Rev. Nancy has a long history leading youth groups, running social justice programs, teaching Our Whole Lives and being active in the Unitarian Universalist tradition.
Email Rev. Nancy Reid-McKee at [email protected]
Reverend Kimberly Quinn Johnson – Minister
Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson serves as minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork on Long Island, NY. She will join Northlake once a month as an online minister, and a regular part of our staff. Rev. Johnson has a wide range of experiences which fostered her passion and expertise for racial justice work. Earlier in her career, Reverend Johnson worked as a union organizer with the United Auto Workers. She also taught Women’s and Gender Studies at New Jersey City University. Rev Johnson is a Who we are: graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School, where she was awarded the Faculty Award for Religious Leadership.
Email Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson at [email protected]
Margaret Rogers – Director of Lifespan Religious Education
Margaret Rogers is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, originally from Arlington, Virginia. She has attended Northlake UU Church since September 2012 with her two children. Margaret has a Master in Teaching degree from the University of Washington. She taught middle school mathematics, and she has extensive experience working with children of all ages.
Margaret’s vision for Northlake’s Children’s Religious Education program is to create a space where children and youth feel comfortable, safe, and valued, and where they can develop the relationships that will support them as they grow in their personal and spiritual identity. Margaret also coordinates educational opportunities for adults.
Email Margaret at [email protected]
Stephanie Chia – Congregational Administrator
Stephanie Chia grew up in Montana where she earned Bachelor’s Degree in Human Communication Theory. She has lived on both coasts, farmed, run her own business, coordinated engineers, managed offices and now lives on Whidbey Island with her husband and two children.
Email Stephanie at [email protected]
Bug Morales – Onsite Coordinator
Bug Bee is our new Onsite Coordinator, working at Northlake 20 hours per week. They have lived in Seattle for over 7 years now and they really enjoy the landscape. Outside of church involvement, Bug loves to paint and play board games with friends. They are looking forward to serving Northlake in this new role! Many blessings!
Email Bug at [email protected]
Kathryn Smith Derksen – Music Director
Kathryn Smith Derksen is a musician and director who’s worked with a range of choirs, most recently a community choir in South Africa, where her family lived as peace workers.
She is a member of nearby Evergreen Mennonite Church, which loves good music and embraces non-violence as a way of life. She specializes in early music and international music.
Email Kathryn at [email protected]
Maria Khavin – Pianist and Northlake Choir Accompanist
Maria Khavin, a pianist and choir accompanist, joined Northlake in 2010. It is her foremost and ultimate goal that the entire congregation feels enriched, uplifted and inspired by the music she performs or accompanies!
Maria grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia, in a musical family, and started piano lessons at the age of 6. She studied with several wonderful teachers and subsequently graduated from State Music College in 1992, just before moving to the United States. In the Seattle area, she is an active member of the music community and has been in demand as a music teacher, recitalist and collaborative pianist. She has performed with NOISE for kids, Mahler Festival, Sacred Music Foundation, Ladies Musical Club, Public Opera, KING 98.1, Lyric Opera NW, among many other professional organizations. Maria holds a Master of Music degree from University of Washington, where she studied with Professor Craig Sheppard, and is a certified music teacher in the state of Washington.