Jessica York is the Director of Congregational Life. Congregational Life Staff Group is made up of the field staff of the UUA's 5 regions.
Previously, she was the Co-director of Ministries and Faith Development and the Director of the Faith Development office of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, she previously served the Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham as director of religious education for several years before joining UUA staff as the Youth Programs Director in 2007. She is an Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education trainer and has worked in public elementary schools with a focus on special needs and hearing impaired children. A former theatre stage manager, Jessica is owner of ACTING UP! and consulted with programs providing theatre arts education for children. She holds a B.A. in biology from Yale University and has done graduate work in theatre at Tulane University. Her Tapestry of Faith programs include Creating Home, Virtue Ethics and Signs of Our Faith.