What is a Program Leader?
Program Leaders play a key role in supporting and carrying out UUCSJ’s mission to inspire and sustain spiritually grounded action on issues of local, national and international importance. Program Leaders play various roles in UUCSJ’s programs, including: leading our immersion journeys and youth service-learning programs both domestically and abroad; leading and helping design justice training programs; supporting the development of curricular materials and facilitation practices; leading volunteer programs; and acting as liaisons for summer interns.
Program Leaders share a background and passion for justice work, a deep understanding of global inequality and systems of oppression, experience facilitating group learning processes, and a drive to share their knowledge with others while helping them cross boundaries. They are committed to UU principles and believe in the importance of connecting personal spirituality with work for justice.
Current Program Leaders
Rev. Patrice Curtis
Called Minister for the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater
Rev. Jean-Luc “Djalòki” Dessables
Interfaith Minister, Haitian Vodou priest, engineer and much more
Marissa A. Gutierrez-Vicario
Director of Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE)
Director of education ministries at First UU Congregational Society of Brooklyn
Julica Hermann de la Fuente
Lay Community Minister Anti-Racism Coach & Consultant
Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson
Called Minister of the UU Congregation of South Fork
Ministerial Intern at Unity Unitarian
Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti
Senior Minister of The First Parish in Lincoln MA
Director of Pastoral Care & Justice Ministries at the UU Congregation of Phoenix
Owner & Vegan Food Alchemist, Simple Vegan