UUCB has three affiliated community ministers. Each is an ordained UU minister whose primary ministry is in the community. Out in the world, they serve as professional hospice and hospital chaplains, spiritual directors, and seminary staff. At UUCB, they serve in membership, workshop facilitation, pastoral care, teaching, and preaching. With few exceptions, their service at UUCB is unpaid. The word “affiliated” means that they each have a formal relationship with UUCB, voted on by the Board, and summarized in a written covenant.
Rev. Theresa Hardy
Rev. Theresa Hardy works as a Chaplain with VITAS Innovative Hospice Care in Fairfield, providing spiritual care to patients and families in home and facility settings. She received her Master of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry and has been working as a Chaplain for several years in different settings. She is a member of the UUCB Chaplains and active in the Coming of Age and Our Whole Lives youth programs.
Rev. Sue Magidson
Rev. Sue Magidson serves as Spiritual Care Coordinator and Chaplain at San Leandro Hospital where she ministers to patients, their loved ones, and staff members. Sue is grateful for the opportunity to connect deeply with people from many different walks of life and religious traditions and to learn from them about life, love, faith, and meaning.
A lifelong UU and longtime member of UUCB, Sue received her Master of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry and completed her chaplaincy training at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley and Oakland. She also earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Education from UC Berkeley. She serves as a part of the chaplain team at UUCB, and also enjoys preaching, teaching, and officiating at weddings and memorial services. She refreshes her spirit through singing, painting, swimming, long walks, dear friends, and Berkeley’s amazing Farmers Markets.
Rev. Jane Ramsey
Rev. Jane is a retired hospice nurse and hospice chaplain. She specializes in aging and end-of-life issues, holding certification in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement through the Association for Death, Education and Counseling. Dr. Ramsey has a B.S. in Nursing, M. Divinity and a Doctorate in Ministry and is a certified Spiritual Director. She currently has a private practice in Spiritual Direction and Chaplaincy and facilitates the Chaplaincy Service after service here at UUCB. Rev. Jane, along with Anne Greenwood also facilitates the Aging With Grace” group which meets twice a month here at UUCB.
Visit Jane’s personal site at Spirit Within.