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The New Face of YaYA
The New Face of YaYA


The staff of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (YaYA) has changed. Our mission and commitment to supporting multicultural, multigenerational, vibrant and dynamic youth and young adult Unitarian Universalist (UU) ministry pointing the way to the future of Unitarian Universalist faith has not.



Bart Frost | Director of YaYA Implements the vision for dynamic YaYA ministry. YaYA Ministry: Advocates for and addresses unique needs of youth or young adult ministries | Provides resources | Supports on-campus and congregational ministry for students | Connects youth and young adult leaders nationally YaYA Office: Directs Advocacy | Strategy | Develops programs and resources |Metrics On-line:  

Bart in His Own Way –

I  joined the YaYA Office in 2014. As a lifelong UU, I have a great passion for youth and young adult ministry. I served the First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans as Director of Religious Education before returning to my hometown of Boston for this role. I bring 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, I feel my life has been greatly impacted by my involvement in Unitarian Universalism, and I hope to support the creation of opportunities for others to be inspired by their faith. I am excited to be back home in Boston for the outdoor experiences winter brings, including hockey and ice-skating, and hope to be able to visit New Orleans frequently to partake in all the joy that happens there. – Bart.


Jennica Davis-Hockett | Leadership Development Associate

Manages programs and opportunities that create vibrant youth ministry in multigen, diverse UU congregation.

Youth Ministry: Tools for youth ministry | Webinars and communications | Advising and guides General Assembly: Stewards youth-led Youth Caucus | Advocates for youth programming Youth Observer: Runs election for this national leadership post. Leadership: Luminary Leaders | Summer Seminary | Chrysalis On-line: | Facebook Jennica, In Her Own Way [youtube qWc7iTTi_Uc]


Annie Gonzalez | Young Adult and Campus Ministries Associate Manages ministry for young adults wherever they are in life. Campus Ministry: Tools, strategies and resources for building, growing or sustaining on campus ministry. Young Adults: Manages UUA resources and tools for young adult ministry | Young Adults at General Assembly (YA@GA) liaison On-line: Facebook(campus ministry) | Facebook (young adults) Annie, In Her Own Way –


Ted Resnikoff | Communications Technology Associate Manages communications channels from the YaYA office promoting stories by, about and for youth and young adult UUs to the public and within the UUA. Managing Editor, Blue Boat blog and monthly newsletter. Editorial and production: graphics | video | multi-media content On-line: Twitter | Tumblr | Vimeo | YouTube     Ted in His Own Way – [youtube FRS0xVZiuDQ]


Deborah Neisel-Sanders | Administrative Support Responsible for the administration of the Youth and Young Adults Office Program Support and Office support |Manages credentialing of General Assembly Youth Caucus attendees | Manages Bridging Program | Manages constituent inquiries Deborah in Her Own Way – [vimeo 107920225]  

About the Author

  • Ted joined the staff of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries in February 2010. He brings more than twenty-five years of experience using media to create social change by creating communications strategies and content for progressive non-profits, political campaigns, and cause based...

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