Teri Wittenberger

Teri Wittenberger

Teri was born and raised in Houston and became a midwesterner when she followed husband, Steve, to WI for grad school, then the Chicago area, where they lived for 30 years before relocating to Sherman Oaks four years ago. Teri graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in public relations, and in a mid-life career change, attended the Lutheran School of Theology for a master’s degree.

Christina Mathers

Christina Mathers

Christina hails from Massachusetts and belonged for forty years to First Parish of Brookline UU Church. There she served on the Parish Board, chaired the Religious Education and Welcoming Congregation Committees, taught RE, co-chaired the Fundraising Committee and participated in the search for a settled minister. Outside of church she volunteered at Rosie’s Place, a shelter for houseless women, Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic, and was on the Board of Trustees of Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA.

Greg Golden

Greg Golden

Greg grew up in Tarzana with atheistic Jewish and atheistic Methodist parents, and never went to a church nor temple until his teen years, when he visited occasional services with friends.  He attended an Episcopal church in his late 20’s but did not find Unitarian Universalism until age 57.

Jenny Ashe

Jenny Ashe

Jenny Ashe grew up in Atlanta and came of age in Manhattan. Along the way she studied at Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, American Ballet Theater School, HB Studios, The Neighborhood Playhouse, amongst others and enjoyed a 10-year career as an actor in NY.

Gene Herd

Gene Herd

After his college years in Oklahoma he went straight into the nightclub entertainment biz working out of San Francisco, Portland, and Las Vegas. After 18 years of thrilling highs and heartbreaking lows Gene landed in Los Angeles where he worked odd jobs while attending LA Valley College studying journalism. In 1981 he took a job at the Hollywood Radio & TV Society (HRTS), a networking association for the industry’s top execs, clerking for its International Broadcasting Awards (IBA), a global competition for radio and TV commercials.

Heather Stewart Jorden

Heather Stewart Jorden

Heather joined UUCSC in 1990. She has been a member of the choir consistently since 1991, only taking off 6 weeks from rehearsals to have a baby. Within the first few years of membership, Heather joined the Nominating Committee and held several positions on the Board of Directors, including President. Heather met her husband, Joe, at UUCSC, and they were
married in this church.

Jeanne McConnell

Jeanne McConnell

Jeanne first came to UU of Studio City about 15 years ago. She decided to attend a service after reading that our founders were Deists, which is a religion that was a precursor to Unitarian Universalism. Jeanne was immediately enlisted to help plant the Alder Tree and Peace Pole and she has never left! Over the years she has volunteered on the Worship Committee, the Building and Grounds committee, and taught in our Religious Exploration program.

Reid Swanson

Reid Swanson

Reid has been active in Unitarian Universalist churches for over 40 years. He and his wife, Jane, became members of UUCSC in 2004.
Reid and Jane celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary this year. They have one son, Ryan, who lives with his wife, Hannah, in Portland, OR.

Barbara Allen

Barbara Allen

Barbara (she/hers) is a retired Chiropractor.  She moved to the area four years ago from the East Coast to be closer to her adult kids who live in the Valley. She was first drawn to Unitarianism years ago in Northampton, MA where her kids attended the RE program.