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.
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.