Although we are a humble organization, we have several staff members, not to mention the blessings of strong lay leadership. Congregational churches are largely lay-led, because as a preisthood of all believers, the joy and responsibilities of ministry belong to every believer, from children to seniors. 

Here are our staff members who work toward the mission and ministry of United Church of the Valley.

Lynne Bradley

Music Director


Contact Info:

  • Phone: 951.698.1520
  • Email: Lynne

We have a wonderful program led by our talented Music Director, Lynne Bradley.  Lynne has served as the Director of Music Ministries at UCV since its inception.  The director of Music Makers, Lynne has directed choirs at Fallbrook Union High School and in the Chicago area.  Choirs under her direction have sung in Europe, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, at national and regional choral and music conferences, in Carnegie Hall and on television. A graduate of Northwestern University, for many years Lynne sang with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus.  She offers enthusiasm for choral music and an understanding of its value in the development of a sensitive, caring, and confident young person.


Youth and adult music programs meet at The Community House, located at 24973 Washington Avenue in Murrieta (across from the Murrieta Post Office).


There is a place for you in our musical program! From children's chimes to adult vocals, there are opportunities for all.  Lynne can help you discover your own talents!


Luann Carman



Luann has been a professional pianist since 1978 and holds both a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Arts degree in piano performance.  She has authored two piano books for Warner Brothers and Hal Leonard Publications, and is currently working on a third.  Luann formerly taught at CSU, Fullerton, UC Santa Barbara and now has private students in the Idyllwild and Temecula areas.  She is currently the accompanist for the Southwest Women's Choir, Inland Valley Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, Idyllwild Master Chorale, Idyllwild Arts Academy and United Church of the Valley.

Kathleen Freeman

Financial Secretary

  • Phone:  951.698.1520
  • Email:  Kathleen


Kathleen grew up in Naperville, IL and graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI with a double major in German and Business.  Among other positions she has held, she spent over 20 years as the Office Administrator/Bookkeeper at Calvary Reformed Church in Holland.  She met her husband, Rev. Bill Freeman at Calvary and were married in 2009.  Together they served two churches in Michigan before moving to California in 2014.

Sherian Spencer

Administrative Secretary

  • Phone: 951.698.1520
  • Email: Sherian