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Marlene Metz Hartzler, Music Director

Marlene Metz Hartzler began her career as Music Director at North Unitarian Universalist Congregation in 2003.  She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from The Ohio State University and a Master of Music degree in flute performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Marlene’s distinguished music training has also developed her impressive artistry on guitar and voice.  Notably, throughout Marlene’s career, she has taught private flute lessons as well as music and movement classes for young children.  Currently, she is well-known throughout the greater Columbus area as a performer of music for kids at venues that include recreation centers and community festivals.

Marlene’s deep passion and commitment to music inspire the NUUC Adult Choir every Sunday with their electric performances.  She strives to create a meaningful atmosphere for worship with outstanding and exciting music.

Marlene is also the mother to two beautiful children, Prescott and Rosemary.  She and her husband Bryan live in Galena and enjoy hobbies including pottery, organic gardening, telemark skiing, and cooking with tofu.

Morgan Patten, Director of Religious Exploration    morgan@nuuc.org

Morgan Patten combines her passions for Unitarian Universalism and learning as the Director of Religious Education. Morgan holds a Master’s in Education and has worked in instructional design in the public and private sectors for more than a decade. As a former treatment foster parent, she has experience collaborating with youth and families from a range of backgrounds. She also serves as a Commissioned Lay Minister.

Morgan lives with her partner, Cara and their five kids, dog, and cat. When she isn’t at church or at work, she enjoys running long distances, baking ridiculously complex birthday cakes for her family, and playing board games.