We have a great slate of candidates to fill board positions this year. We will vote on these new board members at the May 19th congregational meeting.

Vice President – David Kroeber

After years of driving past the building and wondering what UU was all about, I finally visited UUMAN for 2021’s Hembree Park service - the first in-person gathering since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. I immediately felt I had found a vibrant, diverse, and welcoming community where I could continue my faith journey after 30 years of teaching and leading in Baptist churches - and several years deconstructing unhelpful beliefs and doctrines! Over the next several months, I connected virtually with the UUMAN community through the Centering Prayer, All Souls United, and Spiritual Wisdom Studies groups, then became a member in March 2022 when we resumed meeting in the Sanctuary.

Since joining UUMAN, I have served as a Worship Associate and am currently the Worship Committee chair, as well as sitting on the Sabbatical Committee. I’ve delivered lay-led sermons and facilitated Adult Enrichment programs, including the launch of Sunday Service Reflections and a new Faith After Doubt group - both of which have helped connect visitors and new members to our UUMAN community through small-group discussion. As a member of the Program Council, I’ve contributed to both tactical and strategic planning discussions.

I moved north to Cumming from Roswell after my divorce, in order to assist with my elderly mother’s care. I have a dog, five adult children, and one (awesome) granddaughter. I enjoy movies, live music, and outdoor recreation - particularly with the UUMAN community - and I work remotely for a technology company as an account manager.

Treasurer – Seth Pratt

Seth Pratt grew up in Maine but moved to Berkeley, CA to attend college in 1970. He moved to the Atlanta area in 1992 to work on an accounting software package he developed and sold to a local company. Seth followed his wife Lynn to New Orleans in 2013 and returned to Alpharetta in 2020. Since joining UUMAN, he has been an active member of the Finance Committee and the Audio team.

Seth was raised in a mainstream Protestant Church but disengaged as a teenager. In 1975, he became an active member of an Evangelical Church for about 20 years, back when that meant something entirely different than it does now. Seth met Lynn in 2002 and through her discovered Unitarian Universalism. Seth has had a variety of jobs, including being a trolley car mechanic, CPA, computer programmer, entrepreneur, and massage therapist. He is currently retired. Seth has two children, a son in Pennsylvania and a daughter in Texas, as well as assorted grandsons. Seth enjoys sailing, swing dancing, accounting, walking, and bicycling.