Rev. Jude Geiger serves as our Minister. Over the past decade, Rev. Jude has served in numerous leadership roles in our faith at the local, regional and continental level. Previously, he served the First UU Congregation in Brooklyn, NY as Minister of Religious Education. He has a Masters in Urban Planning from NYU Wagner, and a Masters in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in NYC. Prior to the ministry, Rev. Jude worked in community organizing and public advocacy on issues related to affordable housing, and health insurance outreach.
Danielle BurbyReligious Education Coordinator
Danielle is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist and was deeply shaped by her own experiences growing up in the UUFH Religious Education program, which she is happy to now oversee. She graduated from Hamilton College with a dual degree in women’s studies and creative writing and works in book publishing with a focus on children’s fiction.
Lauren NollFellowship Administrator
Lauren’s education and background is in communications, design and art. She has many fond childhood memories of attending UU services in Pomona, New York and is thrilled to be back in a UU environment. Prior to joining the UUFH staff, she ran her own freelance art business for over 10 years, and was an office administrator for a Metropolitan Community Church in Pennsylvania. Lauren still works on freelance art from time to time. While she does art for a variety of clients with different requests, Lauren mostly creates digital illustrations and focuses on body positivity, self love and social justice in her artwork.
Jie YiMusic Director
Jie Yi joined UUFH as Music Director in August 2018. Jie holds a Doctor of Music Arts degree in conducting from Manhattan School of Music. He is the author of Chinese for Singers, the first comprehensive guide for Western singers to use in singing Chinese texts. Jie conducted Messe de Minuit by Charpentier, Musikalische Exequien by Schütz, and Missa O quam gloriosum by Victoria at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in 2018 and 2019. He also conducted Handel’s coronation anthem Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened at Riverside Church in 2018. In 2015, he made his Carnegie Hall debut, conducting Xian Xinghai’s Yellow River Cantata. He was Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor at the Shanghai Opera from 2008 to 2013. Jie is a recipient of the Asian Culture Council Fellowship (2011) and the U.S. China Cultural Institute Fellowship for Young Conductors (2006). As pianist and vocal coach, he performed at La Lingua della Lirica Festival in Italy (2015–16) and performed Bellini’s opera I Capuletti e i Montecchi at Manhattan School of Music (2013).
Isabella Eredita JohnsonPianist
Isabella lives in Northport, and accompanies and teaches piano professionally. She was awarded a scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music where she received both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees, studying with Constance Keene. She has won both the prestigious George Schick award for outstanding musicianship and 1st prize at the Mason & Hamlin Piano competition. Among her proudest accomplishments are the presentations of the Diabelli Variations and the Goldberg Variations. Each of these two concerts involved the gathering of over thirty fine pianists, each performing a single variation. Ms. Eredita is an active advocate for the arts on Long Island, and regularly hosts the “Opera Night” series on Long Island.
Bridgette NicoliniWebsite Administrator
email: email@example.com – 631.271.1808 – 516-384-3602
Bridgette Nicolini is co-founder and president of Reach For It Media, Inc. a branding, design, web development and marketing company located in Huntington. She has been in the graphic design industry since 1988 and has been a Huntington resident since 1983.
In her spare time she runs ongoing Law of Attraction workshops and Songwriting workshop for women and devotes time to her lifelong passion of songwriting for Film & TV.