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UUS is currently in Phase 3 of our Covid-19 reopening plan. Services are multiplatform, with both in person and virtual participation.

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Alex Heetland

Alex is responsible for overall leadership of the UUS music program, including helping develop our approach to music for multi-platform (in-person and online) worship services. He will direct the choir when it resumes.

Alex joined UUS in August of 2021. He is a church musician and choir conductor with experience working in a wide variety of church settings. He is passionate about communal singing and excited to help groups and individuals find their voices. He grew up in DeWitt, Iowa, and completed his Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Minnesota. Before coming to UUS, Alex worked at an international boarding school in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, where he taught choirs, singing, and music theory. He is currently taking classes at the University of Iowa to complete the requirements for his teaching license in Iowa.

Alex enjoys musical theater and has worked with various theatre companies in the Twin Cities, including conducting shows at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. He got started with baking sourdough bread during the pandemic and will happily share more pictures of his bread designs than you care to see.