Our Church Staff

Stephanie Catalini, Church Administrator

Stephanie Catalini has been our Church Administrator for many years now. She is typically in the office Monday-Wednesday, from approximately 8:30am – 2pm, and Thursday from 11am – 3pm, except during school vacation time. Stephanie and her family reside in Melrose.

Tara Tresner-Kirsch, Music Director

Tara is multi-instrumentalist (piano, cello, and organ) who also loves to sing and direct choral music. She comes to us after completing an interim position at First Church Somerville (UCC) as handbell director and accompanist, and has also been a substitute musician and director at many churches in the greater Boston area. In addition to making music in churches, Tara is an accompanist and assistant beginning-string teacher in the Needham Public Schools and music teacher in the Watertown Public School Extended Day programs. She also teaches piano and cello to individuals and spends a lot of time gardening. Tara will usually be at MUUC on Tuesdays. Tara enjoys to working with the musicians, congregation, and staff of Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church.

Katie Camire, Religious Education Professional

Katie Camire comes to us with over fifteen years of experience working with children and youth in various settings. She is currently working with (and will continue to work with) the First Parish in Lexington (UU) as the Youth Program Coordinator. Katie will have office hours at MUUC most Tuesday afternoons and at other times by appointment. She is looking forward to learning and growing with the congregation!


Matthew Tringali, Church Sexton

Matthew Tringali has been the Sexton at the First Baptist Church and Chime Time Children’s Center in Melrose for the last three years and he will continue in this role, as the Sexton for MUUC. In his spare time Matt enjoys mountain biking, hiking and going to the beach.

Dan Crooker, Church Property Project Manager

Dan Crooker comes to us with over 25 years in Facilities Maintenance. He is experienced in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, welding, carpentry, framing, renovations, painting, and heating. Dan is a licensed HVAC/Pipe Fitter and Oil Burner Technician. Dan will be our Project Manager. Dan enjoys photography, fishing and working.