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The New Face of YaYA

Posted by T. Resnikoff // October 8th 2014 // Future of Faith, Guides and Tools, UUA // one comment




The staff of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (YaYA) has changed. Our mission and commitment to supporting multicultural, multigenerational, vibrant and dynamic youth and young adult Unitarian Universalist (UU) ministry pointing the way to the future of Unitarian Universalist faith has not.



BFrost_profile_Ctoon.jpgBart Frost | Director of YaYA

Implements the vision for dynamic YaYA ministry.

YaYA Ministry: Advocates for and addresses unique needs of youth or young adult ministries | Provides resources | Supports on-campus and congregational ministry for students | Connects youth and young adult leaders nationally

YaYA Office: Directs Advocacy | Strategy | Develops programs and resources |Metrics

On-line: uua.org


Bart in His Own Way –

I  joined the YaYA Office in 2014. As a lifelong UU, I have a great passion for youth and young adult ministry. I served the First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans as Director of Religious Education before returning to my hometown of Boston for this role. I bring ten years of UUA leadership experience from a variety of volunteer roles.

As a product of UU youth and young adult ministry and leadership opportunities, I feel my life has been greatly impacted by my involvement in Unitarian Universalism, and I hope to support the creation of opportunities for others to be inspired by their faith. I am excited to be back home in Boston for the outdoor experiences winter brings, including hockey and ice-skating, and hope to be able to visit New Orleans frequently to partake in all the joy that happens there. – Bart.


JDH_DSC_0870_Ctoon.jpegJennica Davis-Hockett | Leadership Development Associate

Manages programs and opportunities that create vibrant youth ministry in multigen, diverse UU congregation.

Youth Ministry: Tools for youth ministry | Webinars and communications | Advising and guides

General Assembly: Stewards youth-led Youth Caucus | Advocates for youth programming

Youth Observer: Runs election for this national leadership post.

Leadership: Luminary Leaders | Summer Seminary | Chrysalis

On-line: uua.org | Facebook

Jennica, In Her Own Way


AGonzalez 092814_Ctoon.jpgAnnie Gonzalez | Young Adult and Campus Ministries Associate

Manages ministry for young adults wherever they are in life.

Campus Ministry: Tools, strategies and resources for building, growing or sustaining on campus ministry.

Young Adults: Manages UUA resources and tools for young adult ministry | Young Adults at General Assembly (YA@GA) liaison

On-line: uua.org

Facebook(campus ministry) | Facebook (young adults)

Annie, In Her Own Way –

many facets of Annie


trgrvtr0112.pngTed Resnikoff | Communications Technology Associate

Manages communications channels from the YaYA office promoting stories by, about and for youth and young adult UUs to the public and within the UUA.

Managing Editor, Blue Boat blog and monthly newsletter.

Editorial and production: graphics | video | multi-media content

On-line: Twitter | Tumblr | Vimeo | YouTube



Ted in His Own Way –


D_Sanders_UUA.pngDeborah Neisel-Sanders | Administrative Support

Responsible for the administration of the Youth and Young Adults Office

Program Support and Office support |Manages credentialing of General Assembly Youth Caucus attendees | Manages Bridging Program | Manages constituent inquiries

Deborah in Her Own Way –


About the Author

Ted Resnikoff is the Digital Communications Editor at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
One Response to “The New Face of YaYA”
  1. Shane Montoya says:

    Yay! Congrats to Bart, and good luck to you all in the year ahead!

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