Ministers

Roger Jones

Senior Minister

Rev. Roger Jones was called as our Senior Minister in early 2014 by a 98% affirmative vote of congregation members.  Prior to that he served our church as the Family Minister, starting in 2008.  He is responsible for our worship services and music programs, pastoral care, new-member programs, generosity and stewardship, Religious Education for children, youth and adults, community outreach, and oversight of the church's staff and ministries in general.

His interests are spiritual practice, social justice, building community across the generations, wacky humor, farmers' markets, and dessert. Locally he serves on the advisory board of the YMCA, is a member of the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, and is a subscriber at several theater companies. He is a member of the grants panel for the Boston-based Unitarian Universalist Fund for a Just Society. Roger has served congregations in Silicon Valley, Minnesota, New England, and the Chicago area.

A native of Indiana, he holds a BA in English and Spanish and an MBA in finance from Indiana University, and he worked 10 years in Illinois State government. He has a ministry degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and is a Doctor of Ministry candidate at Pacific School of Religion.. See his Rev. Roger tweets or his Roger Jones Minister page on Facebook.


Lucy Bunch

Assistant Minister

Rev. Lucy Bunch joined UUSS as Assistant Minister in August 2013. She is responsible for supervision of administrative staff and general oversight and support for UUSS facilities and financial systems. She provides support to Board of Trustees, Program Council, and Finance and Property Management committees and is the primary ministerial support to Master Plan implementation team volunteers. She also supports the senior minister in the areas of worship, religious education and pastoral care.

Lucy is a 2011 graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry and was ordained in the Fall of 2012. She has BA in Economics from Oregon State University and an MS in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University. She worked at the University of California Davis as an administrator for over 20 years. She has been an active UU since 1989.

Lucy is married to Nancy, her partner of 19 years. When she is not at UUSS you can find her singing with her choral group the Sacramento Master Singers, gardening, hiking, reading, or enjoying the company of her animal companions.


Doug Kraft

Former Lead Minister (2000-2013)

Doug came to UUSS in August 2000 and served 13 years as our Lead Minister . He has worked as a psychotherapist and meditation teacher as well as serving a number of churches in New England and California. Doug retired from this ministry on June 30, 2013.