The Reverend Brian J. Mason was called as Minister to the First Universalist Unitarian Church of Wausau in the spring of 2017. He discovered Unitarian Universalism while studying English and Philosophy at Webster University. After obtaining a Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary, Brian served as the David & Norma Lewis Ministerial Intern to the First Unitarian Church of St. Louis, and later worked as a chaplain at St. Louis University Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.
Brian and his wife, Sarah, live in Wausau with their daughter, Ellie. Together they enjoy road trips, exploring new places, and cooking and sharing meals. Brian also loves to birdwatch, run, and watch classic movies.
From Brian: “Serving the First UU Church of Wausau is a dream come true. It’s a vibrant and welcoming community that seeks growth while looking for ways to positively impact its respective communities, and our shared world. I hope one day you will join us.”
Margaret is a life-time music educator with a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master of Music Education from the University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point). Her teaching career included assignments in Florida, New Hampshire and in the D. C. Everest school district. She is a member of the teaching staff for World Music Drumming, a curriculum designed to bring West African and Caribbean music into music classrooms. Retired from full time teaching, she is the Music Director for UU Wausau and leads our choirs along with our new Drum Club (Beat for Peace). She is the proud mother of three adult children, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
In her spare time, she enjoys walking, spending time with friends and family and is an avid reader. You can find her happily making music here and at the Wausau Conservatory of Music.
Peter comes to First UU Wausau with experience in education, political organizing, policy analysis, and non-profit management. After receiving an International Baccalaureate in the UK, Peter studied public policy at Brown University as a Davis Scholar. Peter worked in politics as a fundraiser, analyst, field office manager, and campaign liaison before attending the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, where his studies were concentrated in political theology and ethics.
After several years away from his home state, he now lives in Wausau with his partner, Hil, and can usually be found with his nose in a book, seeking out new bike paths, playing the piano, or cooking a meal.
Having grown up in the church as a preacher’s kid, he’s thrilled to serve a community that feels like home.
Director of Religious Education
Julie has a B.A. in Family Consumer Science with a minor in Health and Wellness Education. Her Master’s is in Health and Human Development. She has taught at the junior high, high school, and college levels. She and her husband, Jeremy, have three children; ages 3, 5, and 9.
Julie has taught classes in Human Growth and Development, Infant and Toddler Development and Programming, Development of the Preschool Child, Family Structure and Interaction, Family Life Education, Human Sexuality, and the Adult Learner. She has worked with at-risk youth and has been a career counselor for high school students.