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MINISTER and STAFF

 

 

MINISTER:   Rev. Jason Cook, 714-871-7150, minister@uufullerton.org.

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, musicdirector@uufullerton.org

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, dre@uufullerton.org

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: Amy Styffe, 714-871-7150, administrator@uufullerton.org

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 daughters and seven grandchildren.

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.

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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