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 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.
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 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 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.