Our Minister and Staff
Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias
Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias has been our minister since July 2014. She brings a wealth of experience after 30 years in ministry. “I think First UU is a great community, small enough to be warm, large enough to be vibrant.
Hi! My name is Sky Williams-Tao. Starting on August 26, I will be FUUSS’s new Ministerial Intern. I am a lifelong UU who grew up in Phoenix, AZ. Currently, I am a student at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley California. I have also worked for the UU Congregation of Phoenix and for Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray’s campaign for Presidency of the UUA. I’m excited to be with you all for this 2019-2020 church year.
Sara Jo Brandt
Sara Jo Brandt-Doelle has been Music Director at First UU since 2011. In summer of 2018 she became a Certified Professional Music Leader. Sara believes music can deepen the worship experience for both the congregation and the musicians. Music has the power to heal and to transform lives. She has given private flute and piano lessons for over 20 years. She has performed in various ensembles ranging from jazz to orchestra to oratorio choir.
Lifespan Faith Development Director
Tina Lesley-Fox has been with our church as Lifespan Faith Development Director since 2009. She has experience working with children, youth and parents in a variety of settings. She is also a national trainer of the Our Whole Lives comprehensive sexuality education program. Email her with any questions you might have.