Hi to all of you from a retired public school educator (33 years), union negotiator, private business owner, mother of two adult men (Hayes 51 living in Scottsdale, and Ryan 49 living in Milwaukee), grandmother of Olivia (15), Luke (11), bonus grandmother of Carly(9), Maddie and Ashley (7) all in Scottsdale, avid reader, canoer/kayaker/Pickleball player/biker/hiker/XC skier. Wow, that’s a lot!

I’ve lived in the Milwaukee area most of my life, my parents moved here when I was 18 months. For most of my adult life, I was a member of North Shore Congregational Church where I especially enjoyed working with youth activities and projects, highlighted by many weeks of summer work camps doing housing rehab in various locations.

After my husband of 53 years died from complications of Lewy Body disease in 2019, I moved from a home in Mequon to a condo in New Berlin. For a number of years, I felt discomfort with the attitudes in my previous church and was drawn to UU values. I joined UUCW about a year ago and am continuing to enjoy living UU values and getting to know all of you.

I’m delighted to say that I was brave enough to try Match.com where I found a wonderful soul mate with whom I share many and varied activities. Dan and I appreciate each other’s company while respecting our differences. At this stage of our lives, we’re delighted to have found each other.

In my new role as Trustee, I’m looking forward to better knowing all of you and doing what I can to live the UU values.

Barb Holzhauer