Jeffrey (Jef) Melcher has a wealth of experience as an educator and a strong background in Unitarian Universalism. He discovered he was a UU in 1989, when he visited a fellowship in Roseburg, Oregon. "I just knew I was in the place I should be. It took me a few weeks to settle in, but I had finally found my people."
Read Jef's monthly newsletter, RE nUUs.
After completing his Master's of Divinity in 2008, he worked for the UU Legislative Ministry of California on issues such as marriage equality, the human right to water, and healthcare reform.
Jef first worked at UUCM in 2004 as a part-time intern while a student at the Pacific School of Religion. He gave a few sermons, supported our YRUU group and its leaders, and recruited a junior choir to sing at the YRUU bridging ceremony.
Since returning to UUCM, Jef has embraced his new role as our Director of Religious Education (DRE). He feels strongly that religious education is a community effort and enjoys his work supporting and engaging this beloved community.
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