UUCB has five 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. Cathleen Cox
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Rev. Cathleen (“Cat”) Cox is a Unitarian Universalist spiritual director serving individuals, life partners and communities, both UU and interfaith, by offering guidance and tools for creating balanced, meaningful and relationally centered lives in this world and this age.
Her approach to spiritual development is eclectic, drawing on classical Unitarian and Universalist theology, current psychological and ethical paradigms of human development, as well as cross-cultural wisdom traditions and world religions.
She holds the degrees of Master of Divinity (Starr King School for the Ministry) and Master of the Art of Teaching (U.C. Berkeley) as well as two California teaching credentials. She co-teaches Community Building at Pacific Central District’s annual Leadership School and has an extensive background in speaking, teaching, writing and workshop facilitation. She is certified as a dreamworker by the Institute of Advanced Archetypal Studies and is a 2002 recipient of the Margaret Fuller Award of the Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation for her work on the archetypes of feminism.
Find out more about Rev. Cat’s ministry at her website.
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 Ramsey is a graduate of Pacific School of Religion and an ordained UU minister. She is currently working as a Spiritual Care Provider (chaplain) for Napa Valley Hospice and Adult Day Center. She is certified in Grief and Loss (through the University of California Berkeley Extension Program) and volunteers for Circle of Care as a facilitator of a support group for families with children who have suffered a loss. Jane is working toward Certification in Thanatology (the study of death) through the Association of Death Educators and Counseling. Jane facilitates grief support groups, aging groups and leads workshops in death-related issues.
Learn more about Jane’s ministry on her web page.