Rev. Bill Gupton lives in Anderson Township with his wife, Jennifer Sanders. They are the proud parents of Patrick Sanders, a 2018 graduate of The Ohio State University. Bill was ordained to the Unitarian Universalist ministry by the UU Congregation of Atlanta, on Father’s Day in 1996, after graduating with an M.Div. from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Ca. He has served UU congregations in Tulsa (Okla.), Oakland (Calif.), Columbus (Ohio), North Olmsted (Ohio), and Cincinnati. Heritage Church called him as its minister in April, 2002. Bill is a native of Tennessee, has traveled to every state except Alaska and to seven foreign countries, and enjoys traveling, watching sports, listening to music and practicing yoga.
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Laci Lee Adams joined the church’s staff as Director of Lifespan Faith Development on August 1, 2021. In 2007 she completed an M.A. in Specialized Ministry with a concentration in Spiritual Formation and Religious Leadership at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. Her B.A. was in Religious Studies from Centenary College in Shreveport, La. Her career has included transformative work in multicultural education and cultural competence at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and grassroots organizing work in Chicago, Madison (Wisc.), Denver and Atlanta. She has served previously as the Director of Religious Exploration at the First Parish UU Church in Brookline, Mass.
Laci and her wife, Emily Popler, are the proud parents of 18-month old Benjamin Alexon Popler-Adams (Ben). They live in Northside. Emily is a Clinical Fellow in the Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
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Les Tacy joined the church’s music staff on July 1, 2014, and became Music Director on July 1, 2017. A Unitarian Universalist since 2003, he worked as Music Director at the Northern Hills UU Fellowship in Cincinnati from 2002 to 2013, where he met and married his wife, Steph. Les has been a member of Heritage since moving to Anderson in 2006.
Les likes to sing, play guitar, piano, and even the banjo. He utilizes music from a variety of genre, and loves to include members and friends in the musical program. Les has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, having taught Music at the middle school level for a number of years, and excels in music theory and composition. His primary niche, however, is church music, and, in particular, UU church music. Les has a passion for providing musical ministry intended to enhance the meaningful worship for the members of Heritage.
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Steve McCamley joined Heritage Church as Choir Director in September, 2017. Steve has been a Music Minister at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (IHM) in Anderson Township since 1997, and Co-Director of a Church Choir at IHM since 2001. He was a Music teacher in public schools in Pennsylvania for five years as a High School Choir Director, High School, Middle School and Elementary School Band Director, and general music teacher for grades 7-9. He also was a Music Director for a number of musicals at various theaters for five years. In Cincinnati, Steve has played in pit orchestras for musicals at local high schools for four years. He also produced and performed on albums of original songs by his wife, Sherry, and daughter, Erin. Steve can play many instruments, but particularly enjoys the saxophone and trombone. Steve has a degree in Music Education from Pennsylvania State University.
Steve also has an MBA in Marketing from Penn State, and has worked in Marketing and Sales for companies like Procter & Gamble and Kenner. Steve and Sherry live in Anderson Township, as does their adult son, Patrick. Steve is proud to follow in the footsteps of his daughter, who was Choir Director at Heritage from 2014-2017!
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Vali (pronounced like “Molly” but with a “V”) Dugan started working for Heritage on May 1, 2021. She is from Albuquerque, New Mexico, but has lived in Deer Park with her partner, Chris, since 2014. She is the proud mother of three daughters, ranging in age from 17 to 25, and loves being a grandmother to her 22-month-old grandson. While living in Albuquerque, Vali was a member of, and Religious Education Assistant at, First Unitarian Church, where she says she enjoyed the UU community, served on committees, and sang with the band for the contemporary worship service. Her professional background includes administration and office management. In her free time, Vali creates 3-D collage art, writes poetry, loves to travel, and practices yoga and Zumba.
You can contact Vali for general information, rental information, event reservations, and to get on the Heritage Church announcement email list. You can email Vali at:
Danny Goldstein began working for Heritage in July 2020. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kean University, where he studied Graphic Design. He loves folk music, and enjoys gaming and art as a hobby. He lives in New Jersey with his partner Josh. Danny will be leaving Heritage at the end of January 2022.
Kevin Palmer joined Heritage Church with his wife Laura in 2018. In January 2022 he joined the church staff as Technology Coordinator. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He brings to Heritage over 25 years of information systems experience, ranging from graphics and print production to business systems. Kevin enjoys spending time with his family, camping, home renovation and maintaining the fleet of vehicles for his family. He and Laura are beekeepers, wrangling a few hundred thousand bees in their back yard.
To communicate with Kevin, please send email to:
Dina (pronounced Dee – nah) Trahan began working for Heritage in November 2019. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a business degree and began her career working as a manager in a variety of restaurants. Her experience includes a previous position as a church childcare provider. She and her husband have a young son, Caleb.
Email can be sent to Dina (and a copy will also go to our Director of Lifespan Faith Development). Send email to:
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