Faust has been the pianist at Unity Church of Greater Rochester since 1995.
She is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music where she studied
with Lucille Monaghan. Mrs. Faust has been on the faculty of the Hochstein
School of Music and Dance since 1973. In 1993 she was the fourth recipient
of the Faculty Service Award.
Mrs. Faust has performed locally as well as in New York City, including
New York University and CAMI Hall.
Jane is a past president of the Rochester Piano Teachers Guild Inc. and
a member of the core committee of judges for the Howard Hanson Awards.
Jane co-chairs our Prayer Chaplains group with Rev. Sharon Peters.
Rossi is our Sunday school lead teacher and director. One of
her primary goals is to assist the children in being creative. By applying
Unity principles, Marna encourages the children to improve their relationships
with each other, and to express feelings about friends. Through storytelling,
poetry and drama, Marna helps young people to become more expressive.
Marna has designed and taught programs for organizations such as Writers
and Books, Rochester Museum and Science Center, RMSC Gannett School, University
of Rochester Girls' Science, Math, and Computer Camp, the Urban League
Teen Program, YMCA Teen City, and the Jewish Community Center Camp Seneca
Lake. She has performed with the Storytelling Guild of Rochester and has
been a Toastmaster. She has also taught Child and Adolescent Development
at MCC, Nazareth College, and the Rochester Institute of Technology. She
has a Ph.D. in Language and Cognition, and Social Psychology from the
University of Rochester.
In her teaching and workshop leadership roles, Marna’s experience
has shown that children thrive when they are aware of their feelings and
able to communicate well. She has also learned that creative children
are more apt to become leaders of and healers in our society. As a storyteller,
Marna’s background shows that stories help children connect thoughts
and feelings more effectively in that stories help to develop awareness
and imagination. In using storytelling to help children with Unity lessons,
Marna instills in the students that Unity is a place where they can learn
to be peaceful, loving and kind to each other.
Unity Church of Greater Rochester Board of Trustees
- Mary Ann Ruganis
Vice President - Helen Lutz
Treasurer - Marilyn Hampton
Secretary - Mary Meissner
Trustee - Vada Good
Trustee - Javier Bautista
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