MINISTER and STAFF
MINISTER: Rev. Dr. Jason Cook
Rev. Jason Cook has served as minister at UUCF since 2016. He earned 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.
INTERN: Samuel Hunt
Sam Hunt is an intern minister, marriage and family therapist, and Army National Guard chaplain candidate. With a foundation rooted in spirituality and a calling to assist others, Sam embarked on a journey into ministry because of his desire to be of service to those who serve. He is currently enrolled as a student at United Theology of the Twin Cities pursuing his MDiv degree in interreligious chaplaincy. He has served in the Army National Guard for over 14 years and has been a therapist for 6. Beyond the professional sphere, Sam loves the outdoors. Whether hiking through rugged trails, casting a line while fishing, setting up camp in the wilderness, or enjoying the serenity of the beach, Sam finds solace and inspiration in nature's beauty.
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Eleanor Nunez
Eleanor Núñez is a Spanish American conductor, pianist, and educator based in Southern California. She had her international debut in August 2022 with the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Ciudad de Asunción in Asunción, Paraguay. Eleanor graduated from California State University Fullerton with a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting and a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance. Her belief that music should be accessible to all shines through her creative repertoire programming, enthusiastic rehearsals, and inviting concert environment. Musically, Eleanor loves exploring “the classics” and pairing them with new, modern works. In addition to her work at UUCF, she's currently the Symphony Orchestra Director at Irvine Valley College, and Wind Ensemble and Concert Band Director at Colburn.
ADMINISTRATOR: Amy Styffe
Amy joined the staff in August 2021, and comes to us via our host congregation, First Christian Church of Fullerton, where she has been a member since 1978. She recently retired from full-time work at Santiago Canyon College. Amy is a singer and artist in addition to her administrative skills. She lives in Fullerton with her husband, David. Together they have four grown children, seven grandkids, and a dog, Princess Leia.
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 grandson David Allen Cash Money and is married to UUCF member Al Danzig.
DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Sarah Whittenberg
Sarah most recently served as UUCF board president and comes to the RE program with years of educational knowledge and experience as well as volunteer management. She is a Scoutmaster with Boy Scouts of America as well as a member of the Liberal Religious Educators Association. She has a BA in English and an MA in Counseling Psychology.
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 Friday, his study day.
He is available for one-on-one meetings by appointment.
UUCF OFFICE HOURS (off-site)
Tue-Thu, 10:00am - 3:00pm;
Other times by appointment.
DRE OFFICE HOURS (off-site)
Sundays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursdays, 5:30pm - 7:00pm