Meet the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
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Bart Frost - Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
bfrost [at] uua [dot] org (617) 948-4359
Bart joined the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries in 2014. As a lifelong UU, he has a great passion for youth and young adult ministry. Bart served the First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans as Director of Religious Education before returning to his hometown of Boston for this role. He also brings ten years’ of UUA leadership experience from a variety of volunteer roles.
As a product of UU youth and young adult ministry and leadership opportunities, Bart feels his life has been greatly impacted by his involvement in Unitarian Universalism and hopes to support the creation of opportunities for others to be inspired by their faith. He is excited to be back home in Boston for the outdoor experiences winter brings, including hockey and ice-skating, and hopes to be able to visit New Orleans frequently to partake in all the joy that happens there.
Jennica Davis-Hockett—Leadership Development Associate
jdavis-hockett [at] uua [dot] org (617) 948-4352
Jennica first joined the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries in 2014. She began her ministry with youth as a youth advisor at First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, her hometown, in 2008. Since then she has served as Youth Program Coordinator and Religious Education Assistant (First Unitarian), District Youth Ministry Consultant (Mountain Desert) and Regional Youth Ministry Specialist (Pacific Western).
Her vision for Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth ministry is that every UU youth has a dependable support network that acknowledges their inherent worth and dignity and fosters their potential as spiritual leaders, and that every UU adult in that network has the wisdom, compassion and support to meet that call. Her spiritual practices include participating in her neighborhood’s community garden, teaching yoga, playing the ukulele and nature adventures in the Utah wilderness with her husband Mat.
Annie Gonzalez—Young Adult and Campus Ministry Associate
agonzalez [at] uua [dot] org (617) 948-4358
Annie joined the staff of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries in August 2013. She is a newly fellowshipped Unitarian Universalist minister who lives in the Bay Area of California with her partner Lucas. She’s a lifelong UU from the Midwest who acquired a deep love for Christian stories and symbols during her three years at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.
Participating in UU student groups and young adult programs as a college student made a huge impact on Annie’s life. These experiences drew her to do her ministerial internship in Davis, California where the intern minister has the privilege of leading their campus ministry group. She’s very excited to be working for the UUA to help grow and strengthen our ministry to young adults and students.
Ted Resnikoff—Communications Technology Associate
tresnikoff [at] uua [dot] org (617) 948-4659
Ted joined the staff of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries in February 2010. He brings more than 20 years' experience using media to create social change by creating communications strategies and content for progressive non-profits, political campaigns, and cause based organizations. He has produced work for broadcast television, social media, and theatrical venues in the United States and Europe. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Directing from New York University and is currently pursuing a Masters degree. Ted is a dedicated Nichiren Buddhist and long-distance runner, the unlikely combination of which has helped him become a competitive marathon racer who encourages everyone to get out and run!
Deborah Neisel-Sanders—Office Administrator
dsanders [at] uua [dot] org (617) 948-4355
Deborah joined the staff of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries in December 2009. She brings more than 30 years' experience providing administrative support to organizations large and small, both corporate and not-for-profit. Her breadth of non-profit experience includes work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Monroe Community College, The Center for Youth Services, and United Way of Greater Rochester (NY). Deborah is personally committed to creating a just society and intentionally multicultural, multigenerational Unitarian Universalist communities. She enacts this vision through social justice and activism, particularly on issues affecting transgender and gender non-conforming people. Deborah has recently taken up running, thanks to the encouragement of Ted.
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