Rev. Julia Hamilton, a Harvard Divinity School graduate, was co-ordained in 2010 by the Unitarian Church in Summit (New Jersey) and the Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York. Currently director of the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey, a statewide action network, in May, 2011 Julia begins serving the Santa Monica congregation as assistant minister. Previously, she was a WorshipWeb coordinator for the Unitarian Universalist Association and has preached in congregations in Massachusetts, New York, Louisiana, and New Jersey. Raised a Unitarian Universalist in New Orleans, Julia has returned to lead volunteer groups working to rebuild the city. Prior to ministry, Julia worked in theater and television, living in Los Angeles and New York City. Julia, her husband Adam, their daughter Cassia, and their cat Smeagol live in the historic downtown of Jersey City.