Rev. Roger Jones was called as our Senior Minister in 2014 by a 98% affirmative vote of congregation members. Prior to that he served our church as the Family Minister, starting in 2008.
Roger’s interests are spiritual practice (including prayer and Buddhist meditation), swimming, reading, social justice, the history and sociology of religion, recycling, wacky humor, farmers’ markets, and dessert. At UUSS he enjoys observing and promoting the friendships that develop among people of different generations and backgrounds, especially in weekly Religious Education programs, monthly all-ages worship services, and the annual all-church camp.
Locally he serves on the board of the YMCA, is a member of the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, and is a subscriber at several theater companies. He previously served as a member of the grants panel for the Boston-based Unitarian Universalist Fund for a Just Society and as national treasurer for the UU Ministers Association. He has served as minister to UU congregations in Silicon Valley, Minnesota, New England, and the Chicago area.
A native of Indiana, he holds a BA in English and Spanish and an MBA in finance from Indiana University, after which he worked 10 years in Illinois State government. Before coming to California he earned Master of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. Recently he earned the degree of Doctor of Ministry at Pacific School of Religion. See his Rev. Roger tweets @pastorcranky or find him on Facebook: Roger Jones Minister. Better yet, come visit UUSS!
Rev. Lucy Bunch joined UUSS as Assistant Minister in August 2013. Lucy is inspired by the UUSS mission “to deepen our lives and be a force for healing in the world.” She developed and leads the Spiritual Deepening Circles program for the congregation. Her current focus is on interfaith justice activities.
Lucy is a 2011 graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry and was ordained in the Fall of 2012. She has BA in Economics from Oregon State University and an MS in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University. She worked at the University of California Davis as an administrator for over 20 years. She has been an active UU since 1989.
Lucy is married to Nancy, her partner of 24 years. When she is not at UUSS you can find her singing with her choral group the Sacramento Master Singers, doing Tai Chi gardening, hiking, reading, or enjoying the company of her animal companions.