Board of Trustees

Keith Owens


Keith joined UUEA in 2007.  He is an aerospace engineer at Moog.  He prepares the weekly order of service and helps with with building and grounds projects.  Keith always has an interesting topic for Sunday Salons.  His interest include reading and computers.

Bill Josefiak


Bill joined the UUEA in 2013.  He retired from the West Seneca DDSO after a 31 year career.  He is a monthly volunteer at Friends of the Night People.  He has helped with painting and gardening and always willing to lend a helping hand with the myriad of chores around the church.  Bill enjoys sports, reading and music.

Joe Armbrust

Member, Board of Trustees

Joe oversees the Stewardship campaign each year and helps oversee many UUEA buildings and grounds projects.  Joe has been a member of UUEA since 2007. Joe enjoys traveling with his family, skiing, bowling, and dinners out.  He has worked in the financial service industry for over 20 years and is currently employed by HSBC.

Jeff Maris

Member, Board of Trustees

Jeff is a frequent service leader and has a beautiful tenor voice.  His musical interpretations have often been the highlights of Sunday services.  Jeff was born in Dover Delaware.  He has one daughter and is the very young grandfather of two grandchildren.  Jeff joined our church in 2008.  He works for Spectrum, but his true passions are music and theater.  

Jim York

Member, Board of Trustees

Jim was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois and later moved to Chicago where he studied at the University of Illinois Medical College.  He was a research scientist at the University of Buffalo Research Institute studying addictions.  Jim joined the UUEA church in 2007 and likes the UU emphasis on the “free and open search for truth and meaning” that draws from all religious and wisdom traditions.

Mike Stewart

Member, Board of Trustees

Mike was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to western New York when he was seven.  He joined UUEA in 1988.  He is an extremely compassionate person and very helpful.  He always helps setting up for events, contributes to coffee hour and volunteers for Hearts and Hands.  He has one son and two grandchildren.  He is one of the unsung heroes of our congregation.

Catherine Majewski

Member, Board of Trustees

Catherine joined UUEA in 2011.  She taught Biology in the Buffalo School System.  She is the “speaker seeker” on the Sunday service Committee and web master on the site.  She has been a volunteer for Friends of the Night People for the last four years.  Catherine enjoys bridge and theater.

Mary Facklam


Mary works as an Environmental Analyst.  She has been a UUEA member since 1997.  Mary currently sings with the Cheektowaga Community Chorus and is a yoga enthusiast.