The Reverend Dr. Jay Atkinson was settled as our minister in September 1999 and served for twelve years until his retirement in June 2011. He holds an A.M. in Divinity from the University of Chicago and a Doctorate in Ministry from Meadville Lombard Theological School. Before coming to UUCSC, he served UU churches in Sioux City, Iowa, and Davis, California. He also did research in nuclear physics for eleven years. He lives with his wife, Ariel Summerlin, near Berkeley, where he studies UU history and theology as Research Scholar at Starr King School for the Ministry. He still preaches occasionally and leads tours to historic Polish Brethren sites in southern Poland.