Parish Minister – Pastor Jacqueline Duhart
The Reverend Jacqueline Duhart has a Masters of Divinity from the Starr King School of Ministry and is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. Prior to moving back to the Bay Area she was a Community Ministerial Intern with Unity Church Unitarian in St. Paul, Minnesota. There she was a pastoral associate with the pastoral care team. Among her primary responsibilities were working with the neighborhood block nursing program called Summit University Living at Home, co-facilitating the church’s anti-racism leadership team, and directing the youth religious education program “Our Whole Lives.”
Rev. Jacqueline has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work from Baylor University and the University of Texas. She spent more than 20 years as a social worker for the U.S. Air Force, where she spent time on the ground as a chaplain in Iraq during the first Gulf War. Rev. Jacqueline has spent many years serving a justice ministry outside of traditional faith. Among her extensive justice work, she was a health educator and community trainer with Standing Together Against Rape in Anchorage, a member of Anchorage Domestic Violence Task Force, and a board member of Planned Parenthood of Alaska where she was instrumental in the 30% increase of funds over a three-year period.
Rev. Jacqueline Duhart can be contacted at email@example.com.
Associate Minister for Faith Development – Rev. Sheri Prud’homme
The Reverend Sheri Prud’homme received her Masters of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry in 1999 and her Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in 2016. She has served the Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Association and our congregations in Davis and Berkeley as a Minister of Religious Education. She co-founded and co-directs Chalice Camp, a summer day camp for Unitarian Universalists that has been serving children and youth in the East Bay Area for 15 years. She has served on the adjunct faculty of Starr King School for the Ministry for over a decade, teaching Ecothe@logies, 19th Century Unitarians and Nature, Introduction to Liberal Religious Education, Our Theological House: Unitarian Universalist Theologies, and Ministry with Children and Youth. For nine years prior to her serving at First Unitarian she directed Woolsey Children’s School, a preschool in Berkeley. Her academic work and publications are in the areas of theologies of nature among 19th century Unitarians and Universalists and Pacific Coast Unitarian and Universalist history. She has worked for many years on issues connected to environmental justice and anti-racism in Unitarian Universalism.
She is delighted to be partnering with Rev. Jacqueline Duhart and many faithful congregants to carry out the mission and ministry of First Unitarian. Rev. Sheri Prud’homme can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.