Anna, our Director of Spiritual Exploration and Learning for Children and Youth
I have helped bring UU programming to life for children, youth and families in various paid and volunteer capacities for a decade. My other paid gig is supporting adults with developmental disabilities. I am a member of the queer community, and a proud bonus mom to my spouse’s kiddo. You may have also seen me around church over the years with the kiddos of various friends and family. Social justice, diversity and inclusion are aspirations of our UU faith movement that capture my heart. Let’s delight in meaningful connections at our church within and among all stages of life.
Contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 778-557-3492
Marissa, Program Leader
I have been a SELCY program leader at FUCV for just over two years now. I am so excited to be going back in person to learn and grow with the children! A bit about me: you may know me from PNW UU online summer camps in 2020 and 2021, as I developed and lead Minecraft camps both years and assisted with Wizarding camp. My role at the church over the last year and a half has mainly been writing, developing, and facilitating children’s UU curriculums over Minecraft. Originally from Calgary, I moved to Victoria in 2015 to start my undergraduate degree and I am now in my first year of my Masters at UVic in Educational Psychology. In my off time, I love to go on nature walks, play music, and spend time at the beach.
Maya, Youth Leader
I moved to Victoria and joined FUCV in 2020. I have worked with kids in summer camps as well as in online tutoring settings, jobs that convinced me to pursue teaching as a career. As an educator, I love helping people find the connections between different disciplines or find the connections between academics and their own lived experiences. My favorite animal is the harbor seal and I like to spend my time making pottery, knitting, baking bread, hiking, and playing the banjo.
Contact me by email at email@example.com or by phone at 250-588-6934
Nolan, Program Assistant
I am currently a high school student and live in Sooke with my family. I have been a member of the UU congregation for about 10 years now. Music is a huge part of my life; I enjoy spending my time creating music with various instruments, including guitar, cello, banjo, drums and more. After graduation, I hope to seek higher education and pursue music of some form as a career.
Our Program Volunteers
… are compassionate and enthusiastic. Many find that working with the children and youth here is a significant part of their spiritual practice. Some are parents; others are caring adults who enjoy the gift of children on a regular or occasional basis. Other adults prefer to offer background support the program, for example, by serving on the programming committee, or by making props for use in our program. We celebrate the range of skills and the many ways people contribute and find joy!
We always have room for more volunteers – it takes many hands to make light work.