MINISTER and STAFF
MINISTER: Rev. Jason Cook, 714-871-7150, .
Rev. Jason Cook has served as minister at UUCF since 2016. He received
a Master of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School, one of the two Unitarian Universalist seminaries in the country. He also holds a Master's Degree in Interfaith Action from Claremont Lincoln University. As a minister, Rev. Jason has served as a hospital chaplain, assistant minister, and admissions director for Meadville Lombard. He is the recipient of the Charles Billing Prize in Preaching and has been guest minister at numerous UU churches throughout the country. Rev. Jason is passionate about bringing people together through Unitarian Universalism. He also enjoys the arts and can often be seen on stage in local plays.
MUSIC DIRECTOR: David Diiorio,
A graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, David has been a music director at UU churches for over 10 years: 8 years at the UU church of Anaheim and, before that, 3 years at the UU church of Long Beach. At Camp de Benneville Pines he was music director for summer camps for 4 years. He has been music director and/or accompanist for almost 50 musical productions in colleges, high schools and community theaters. Proficient on many instruments, in his spare time he enjoys recording music in his music studio. He has two daughters and lives in the South Coast Metro area with his younger daughter.
DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Rachel White,
Rachel has been a part of the Religious Education program at UUCF for over 7 years. She was an R.E. Assistant in charge of our summer programs, preparing lessons, and then began serving as the Director of Religious Education (DRE). Beyond UUCF, Rachel works as a Preschool Teacher at the Early Childhood Learning Community and is the Community Organizer for Temple Beth Tikvah in Fullerton. In all aspects of her professional life, Rachel is passionate about creating community among the families, teachers, and children with whom she interacts and creating a welcoming, safe environment so that all individuals feel confident to freely explore their spirituality.
ADMINISTRATOR: Rita Salama, 714-871-7150,
Rita has been a Unitarian Universalist since 2002. She and her husband moved to Southern California from East Wenatchee, Washington in 2012 where she had been working as the office administrator for her UU congregation. She joined the Monte Vista UU Congregation in Montclair where she has held various leadership roles including Board President. A self-described “Uvangelist”, Rita was thrilled when in November, 2015, she was hired as the office administrator for UUCF.
MNISTER of MUSIC EMERITA: Judi Herz
Judi serves UUCF as Minister of Music Emerita. She is also Director of the Buena Park Community Chorus and sings with the Orange Master Chorale. As a staff member, Judi serves as director of Family Chimes and Golden Chimes at UUCF. She has two sons, David and Douglas Money, a 5 year old grandson David Allen Cash Money and is married to UUCF member Al Danzig.
REV. JASON COOK’S SCHEDULE
Rev. Jason is delighted to receive your calls and emails. His regular day off is Monday. He checks email
on a limited basis on Thursday, his study day.
He is available for one-on-one meetings by appointment.
UUCF OFFICE HOURS (off-site)
Tues., Wed., Fri., 10:00am - 3:00pm;
Wednesday and other times by appointment.
DRE OFFICE HOURS (off-site)
Sundays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursdays, 5:30pm - 7:00pm