Rev. Jude Geiger
Rev. Jude GeigerMinister
Rev. Jude Geiger serves as our Minister. He is the President of the Metro NY Chapter of the UU Ministers’ Association, and serves as a Board Member for the Metro NY District of the UUA. 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.
Greta Jo Seidohl
Greta Jo Seidohl Ministerial Intern
Greta Jo Seidohl serves as our Ministerial Intern. She is a seminarian at Meadville Lombard Theological School, where she is scheduled to graduate with her MDiv in the spring of 2019. She received her B.A in Anthropology from Lawrence University – where she first discovered Unitarian Universalism. Prior to entering seminary, she worked in the restaurant and technology industries.
Charles Betancourt
Charles BetancourtActing Religious Education Coordinator
Charles “Chuck” Betancourt is our acting religious education coordinator, responsible for overseeing the religious education of our children’s programming.
In 2010, he graduated from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Religious Studies with a focus in Comparative Religion.Faith has always played a major role in his life. Raised a Methodist, he grew to embrace other wisdom and faith traditions over time. In addition, he has taught at Brid’s Closet Beltane Festival and the Odyssey Ridge Center for Inclusive Sacred Experience (formerly of Pine Bush, NY) and has been a guest lecturer at several other religious-based events.
Susie Byrnes
Susie ByrnesFellowship Administrator
Susie’s education and background is in documentary filmmaking and live television production where she has written, produced and directed many long-form national programs for PBS on medical, cultural and public affairs topics. She co-produced “May the Road Rise to Meet You,” an hour-long cultural documentary about the Irish in America, and the PBS multi-part series “New York the Way it Was.” Medical documentaries include co-producing “A Woman’s Heart” and producing “A Time to Grieve.”
After working for several years as the Media and Events Director at Walt Whitman Birthplace, she joined the Board of the Long Island Poetry Collective and is active in the arts community on Long Island.
Richard Hyman
Richard HymanMusic Director
Richard Hyman has been Music Director of the UUFH since February, 1996. A graduate of Queens College with an MA in music from Columbia University and an MS in education from Queens College, Richard Hyman taught music in the New York City Public Schools for thirty-five years. He was Director of Vocal Music at Francis Lewis High School in Queens, NY, and is currently Music Director of the Northport Symphony Orchestra.
Isabella Eredita Johnson
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 Nicolini
Bridgette NicoliniWebsite Administrator
email: – 631.271.1808
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 for women and devotes time to her lifelong passion of songwriting.