Jennica Davis-Hockett

Jennica Davis-Hockett 2019, Squirrel Meadows, WY

Jennica has worked in UU religious education and youth ministry since 2008. Since then, she has served as Youth Advisor, Program Coordinator and Religious Education Assistant (First Unitarian Church, Salt Lake), District Youth Ministry Consultant (Mountain Desert), Regional Youth Ministry Specialist (Pacific Western) and Youth Ministry Associate (Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries).

Jennica is the co-convener of the Youth Ministry Roundtable, a cross departmental team including folks from Lifespan Faith Engagement, Congregational Life and the UU College of Social Justice. She is the editor of the second edition of Youth Ministry Advising: A Complete Guide. She is the program lead for Summer Seminary and Luminary Leaders.

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 gardening, yoga, rock climbing, playing the ukulele and nature adventures in the Utah wilderness with her husband Mat.

From Jennica Davis-Hockett

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Deeper Joy is a compilation of games, songs, activities and practices designed for community builders, activists, educators, and anyone interested in fostering inclusive, multigenerational communities.

By Jennica Davis-Hockett | December 15, 2023
Tagged as: High School-Aged Youth Faith Development

The five of us have all known for some time that we, collectively, need to learn how to do a better job welcoming and fully including neurodivergent people in our congregations. As UUA and UUMA staff, we haven’t known how to do this or how we should help.

By Evin Carvill Ziemer, Darrick Jackson, Sarah Gettie McNeill, Jennica Davis-Hockett | July 25, 2022 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Diversity & Inclusion, Disability & Accessibility
By Jennica Davis-Hockett | December 1, 2021 | From UU World
Tagged as: High School-Aged Youth Faith Development, Youth Ministry, Youth/Teens

The Faith Lab Toolbox series contains videos, songs, activities and quotes on a variety of themes for you to draw from for consistent faith engagement with young UUs. This page is dedicated to the Care Groups Toolbox on creating communities of care.

Leader Resource | By Lifespan Faith Engagement, Aisha Ansano, Kimberly Quinn Johnson , Jennica Davis-Hockett, Cora McCold, Steven Leigh Williams | November 3, 2021 | From Youth Ministry

Back when zombies were new again and watching post-apocalyptic dramas seemed like entertaining escapism, I convinced my husband Mat that it would be fun to take a class through Salt Lake continuing education called “In Case of Zombies: Plans, Provisions and Preparedness for Darker Days.” Living...

By Jennica Davis-Hockett | March 25, 2020 | From Stories and Voices

Back when zombies were new again and watching post-apocalyptic dramas seemed like entertaining escapism, I convinced my husband Mat that it would be fun to take a class through Salt Lake continuing education called “In Case of Zombies: Plans, Provisions and Preparedness for Darker Days.” Living...

By Jennica Davis-Hockett | March 21, 2020 | From Youth Ministry
Tagged as: #COVID19, Disaster or Crisis, Pastoral Care, Youth Ministry, Trauma and Disaster Response

Back when zombies were new again and watching post-apocalyptic dramas seemed like entertaining escapism, I convinced my husband Mat that it would be fun to take a class through Salt Lake continuing education called “In Case of Zombies: Plans, Provisions and Preparedness for Darker Days.” Living...

By Jennica Davis-Hockett | March 21, 2020 | From Blue Boat
Tagged as: #COVID19, Disaster or Crisis, Pastoral Care, Youth Ministry

Last year, somewhere around this exact time, I applied for Summer Seminary. I remember applying for various reasons: ...

By Jennica Davis-Hockett | February 11, 2019 | From Events and Opportunities

This article is part of our series “So You Wanna Be on GA Youth Staff”. Be sure to check out the other positions and learn more about which ones you want to apply for! Who You’d Work With You’ll be working with a team of three other youth, and two adults. For now, all of the positions are...

By Jennica Davis-Hockett | November 20, 2018 | From Youth

A youth group doesn’t magically transform into a welcoming, inclusive and accessible space as soon as you hang a poster of the Seven Principles on the door.

By Jennica Davis-Hockett | October 5, 2018 | From Youth Ministry

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