The New Face of YaYA
WE PRESENT… and RE–PRESENT
The staff of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (YaYA) has changed. Our mission and commitment to supporting multicultural, multigenerational, vibrant and dynamic youth and young adult Unitarian Universalist (UU) ministry pointing the way to the future of Unitarian Universalist faith has not.
Bart Frost | Director of YaYA
Implements the vision for dynamic YaYA ministry.
YaYA Ministry: Advocates for and addresses unique needs of youth or young adult ministries | Provides resources | Supports on-campus and congregational ministry for students | Connects youth and young adult leaders nationally
YaYA Office: Directs Advocacy | Strategy | Develops programs and resources |Metrics
Bart in His Own Way –
I joined the YaYA Office in 2014. As a lifelong UU, I have a great passion for youth and young adult ministry. I served the First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans as Director of Religious Education before returning to my hometown of Boston for this role. I bring ten years of UUA leadership experience from a variety of volunteer roles.
As a product of UU youth and young adult ministry and leadership opportunities, I feel my life has been greatly impacted by my involvement in Unitarian Universalism, and I hope to support the creation of opportunities for others to be inspired by their faith. I am excited to be back home in Boston for the outdoor experiences winter brings, including hockey and ice-skating, and hope to be able to visit New Orleans frequently to partake in all the joy that happens there. – Bart.
Jennica Davis-Hockett | Leadership Development Associate
Manages programs and opportunities that create vibrant youth ministry in multigen, diverse UU congregation.
Youth Ministry: Tools for youth ministry | Webinars and communications | Advising and guides
General Assembly: Stewards youth-led Youth Caucus | Advocates for youth programming
Youth Observer: Runs election for this national leadership post.
Leadership: Luminary Leaders | Summer Seminary | Chrysalis
Jennica, In Her Own Way –
Annie Gonzalez | Young Adult and Campus Ministries Associate
Manages ministry for young adults wherever they are in life.
Campus Ministry: Tools, strategies and resources for building, growing or sustaining on campus ministry.
Young Adults: Manages UUA resources and tools for young adult ministry | Young Adults at General Assembly (YA@GA) liaison
Annie, In Her Own Way –
Ted Resnikoff | Communications Technology Associate
Manages communications channels from the YaYA office promoting stories by, about and for youth and young adult UUs to the public and within the UUA.
Editorial and production: graphics | video | multi-media content
Ted in His Own Way –
Deborah Neisel-Sanders | Administrative Support
Responsible for the administration of the Youth and Young Adults Office
Program Support and Office support |Manages credentialing of General Assembly Youth Caucus attendees | Manages Bridging Program | Manages constituent inquiries
Deborah in Her Own Way –