Ministry

Reverend Rick Davis

Reverend Rick Davis
Senior Minister

Reverend Richard R. Davis (“Rev. Rick”) became senior minister at UUCS in 1993. He was originally drawn to Unitarian Universalism through his interest in world religions, particularly Zen Buddhism that guides his daily meditation.The UU religious movement became his spiritual home, as it promotes free and responsible religious thought, and encompasses expressions that affirm his multi-faith … Continued

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Monica Jacobson Tennessen
Intern Minister

Monica is in her second year of full-time study for a Master’s of Divinity at Meadville Lombard Theological School. The MDiv is the standard graduate degree required for ministers. During the two years as half-time Intern Minister at UUCS, she will be taking low-residency courses through Meadville Lombard and traveling to Chicago a few times … Continued


Operations

Sam Scales, Office Manager

Samantha Scales
Office Manager


Religious Exploration

Christ Olsen, DRE

Christi J. Olsen
Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration

Christi has an early childhood associates degree with an infant/toddler endorsement, a Bachelors in Social and Human Behaviors and a Masters in Special Education that support her role at UUCS.  In addition to Christi’s many years of experience directing religious exploration programs and teaching children of all ages, she has been a therapeutic foster parent. … Continued

Marnie Jeffers

Marnie Hallman Jeffers
Religious Exploration Assistant

Marnie graduated from Auburn University with a bachelors in Visual Art and minors in English and Education. She has been a designer for paper products, fabrics, giftware and greeting cards. In addition to her work with the children and youth at UUCS, Marnie teaches art at Spring Farm/Forest school and paints in multi-media. She belongs … Continued

Elsa McKinney-Menchaca-elsa

Elsa McKinney-Menchaca
Religious Exploration Sunday Assistant


Music

Aimee Larsen-Amend

Aimée Larsen-Amend
Director of Music

Aimée is a Salem-based director, musician and vocalist. She holds a Masters in Music from Western Oregon University and has been a performer in the Willamette Valley for over 25 years. Aimée has been overseeing the Music Ministry at UUCS as the Director of Music since 2014. Along with directing the UUCS Choir and music production for the … Continued

Sara Greenleaf-Seitz

Sara Greenleaf-Seitz

Sara is a classically trained pianist and teacher who believes the role of music in church is to uplift and occasionally transcend the impact of the spoken word. She hopes to add a level of artistry to the music program at UUCS that can help to enhance the many facets of our congregational life.