Rev. Dr. Jay Atkinson

Rev. Dr. Jay Atkinson

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.

Stan Pitluck

Born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, where he completed his education. He is proud to be a Bruin, graduating from UCLA with a BS degree in Construction Management. Stan was introduced to the church over 40 years ago by his wife Donna Mae, and has been a member for over 25 years.

John Bergquist

John Bergquist

John studied music at the University of Utah, where he was fortunate to be able to sing in a world-class choir under the direction of Barlow Bradford. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education before studying privately with Dr. Bradford and later earned his Master’s degree in Choral Conducting.

Reverend Rick Hoyt-McDaniels

From 1996 to 1998, Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels was our student intern. In 1998, he received a Masters of Divinity from the Claremont School of Theology and was ordained and fellowshipped. For the next 24 years he served several congregations in the Los Angeles area