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Jessica York

Director

Congregational Life

Email: jyork@uua.org

Telephone: (617) 948-4364

Jessica York

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.

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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From Call and Response
Several years ago, I wandered in the Exhibit Hall at the UU General Assembly and found myself standing at a booth where you could make a button with you...
Movies, Movies, Movies: Enjoy, Discuss, Connect

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I love movies. Correction: I LOVE movies! I watch them on cable. I watch them on Netflix – streaming and DVD rental. Through my desktop, tablet and Wii...
The Lie We Have Been Told

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No one knows better than religious educators that we are stronger together than we ever could be alone. Time and time again, you prove this to me, my...
Using the Internet to Create (Virtual) Community

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From Call and Response
I love to play Sims. In Sims 3, you sometimes find an Unknown Seed. If you have enough gardening skills, your Sims can plant the seed and see what grows.
Where Are We Now... in UU History?

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I am taking a UU history class with the Starr King School for the Ministry. But to you, my colleagues and friends, I’ll admit a secret: I’ve never been...
Of Lions and Lambs

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From Call and Response
We know that the Universe's one constant is change. Systems are full of chaos....
Identity Formation, Faith Formation: Educating UU Youth

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From Call and Response
The Indian philosopher, Chanakya (350-283 BCE), said, “Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the...
Let the "Gratitude" Season Last All Year

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From Call and Response
Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday. Not all family gatherings are harmonious. There might be pressure to prepare “the perfect meal” just like a...
A Painting and a Memory: World AIDS Day

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From Call and Response
[Editor's note: World AIDS Day is December 1.] This painting was a gift from a man I barely knew, but the beauty of the real gift he gave me cannot be...
“You Know This Is Ministry, Right?”

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From Call and Response
That is what my big brother said to me more than a decade ago. The occasion? I was hired as the Director of Religious Education at my local UU church....

For more information contact conglife@uua.org.