Ministry

  • Reverend Rick Davis

    Senior Minister
    Reverend Rick Davis

    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

Operations

Religious Exploration

  • 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

Music

  • 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

  • Kandi West

    Pianist

    Kandi West is a local musician with a passion for fostering a connection between music and the Divine. She received her Bachelors of Music Education from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington and Masters degree from Portland State University. Kandi has taught elementary music, piano lessons, and directed choirs in the Salem area. She is currently … Continued