Springfield Meetinghouse,VT

Unitarian Universalist


Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy, Minister

Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy is a Universalist and Sufi minister who has the honor of serving as settled minister for the Springfield Meetinghouse.  



Deb Diegoli, Administrative Assistant

Our part-time administrative assistant since 2015, Deb Diegoli added Zoom “bus driver” to her informal titles in the spring of 2020.  She helps plan and run our Zoom and hybrid services and coordinates outreach and communication for the Meetinghouse.  As  a member of the congregation, she is also part of the Social Action Circle and the Climate Change group.  Previously she worked at a number of Upper Valley non-profits, including the Lebanon, NH, WIC program, Vital Communities and Hartford Dismas House.  A member of several co-operatives, she has been on the board of the Upper Valley Food Co-op since 2011. Deb deeply cares about Human Rights, Social Justice, community-building and our connection with all beings.  Other interests include birding, women’s sports and reading.


Julane Deener, Choir Director

Julane Deener is well known in the area for her heart-felt vocal and instrumental performances, and for her many years of teaching stringed instruments and vocal studies to both children and adults at her home studio in Rockingham. Julane brings with her a comprehensive knowledge of the music of spirit, and extensive experience highlighting the liturgical (“from the people”) aspects of spiritual life.
Julane has travelled the U.S. as a soloist, speaker and leader of panel discussions pertaining to her work with the music of spirit. She is the founder and director of the interfaith Peace Choir.

Interested singers and/or instrumentalists are encouraged to contact Julane directly. (802) 463-9719 or

Staff Members' Gratitude Practices


Board of Trustees

2021-2022 Board of Trustees

Bob Allman - President, Dick Andrews - Vice President

Pat Callahan - Clerk, Jeff Taft-Dick - Treasurer

At large: Tina Feindel, Pam Kilberg, Toni Streeter