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Board of Directors

Anthony Finstad
Bend, OR

Born and raised in Seattle, I lived in “the last frontier” for several wonderful years, and now I’m a
resident of Central Oregon ~ a trifecta of Northwest beauty. Finding the revelation as a teen, I’ve had
the good fortune of hosting study groups and being actively involved with several Urantia organizations.
It’s been my long standing desire to help create community - bringing our spiritual family together -
based upon the unity of goals that this great revelation encourages us to pursue ... and there’s no better
place than here and now!

Michael Hill
Alsea, OR

I have been reading and studying the Urantia Book since 1965; its teachings have formed and continue to form the foundation of my life.   I was active in the Urantia movement in the 70s, 80s and early 90s and gave several presentations at ICs and regional conferences during those years. I currently coordinate the Fellowship’s Inmate Correspondence Program and conduct classes for the Urantia Book Internet School (UBIS) and the Urantia University Institute (UUI).

I moved to Oregon in 2011 where my partner of 32 years, Greg (also a reader) and I started a small, gentlemen’s farm just outside Alsea, OR. We raise hay, which we sell in to a farmer in an adjacent valley, and berries, which we can and sell at the local mercantile.

I’m a retired high school teacher, licensed Marriage and Family Counselor and Educational Consultant on Land Use.

Barb Maier
Anchorage, AK

Most of my friends call me Barb!  I’ve been representing Alaska on the Board of Directors since 2015.  Having lived in Anchorage, Alaska my entire adult life, it is usual and customary for Alaskans to travel a lot.  I’ve been fortunate to be able to do that and I’ve met lots of truth seekers around the globe and in our USA.  The Urantia Book found me in 1974 when our Anchorage study group was founded.  It is a constant companion and passion in my life, though I do love to ski, hike, kayak, and be with my dear community of friends and loved ones.   My personal goal for 2018 is to love my brothers and sisters and to sincerely desire to serve them — wholehearted recognition of the brotherhood of man coupled with an intelligent and wise affection for each of your fellow mortals. (110:3.9 paraphrased).

Marla Young
Vancouver, WA

I’ve been living in Vancouver, WA for the past 25 years. Originally from California, my husband and I moved to the Sun Valley area of Central Idaho when our children were born, and we stayed there for 13 years. My family loves the Pacific Northwest and all the outdoor activities it has to offer.

I’ve studied many spiritual paths over the years, with a couple of them taking me down some interesting rabbit holes. I was introduced to the Urantia Book about 5 years ago, and once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. My eyes have read every word of the book, but now it’s my life’s work to understand what they saw! Thankfully, I've got eternity to figure it out.

I currently host a monthly study group here in Vancouver, and I’ve been assisting UCNOW for a couple of years, managing their mailing list, and have also helped out at the last two Gatherings. I’m looking forward to contributing now as a Board of Directors' member.