Our Minister and Staff
Rev. Sharon Wylie, Senior Minister
Rev. Wylie is the called and settled spiritual leader of the congregation. As a full-time religious professional, she provides expertise, oversight, and guidance. She leads worship most Sundays, and is here for you to help in times of crisis and struggle, to provide a listening ear and a helping hand.
Rev. Wylie began serving Chalice in fall of 2012 and was ordained by the congregation in March 2013. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry and is in good standing and Final Fellowship with the UU Ministerial Fellowship Committee.
Minister of Congregational Life:
Rev. Elizabeth Bukey
Rev. Elizabeth Bukey began working at Chalice in September 2014 and was ordained by the congregation in January 2016. She cares deeply about helping you find a pathway to belonging at Chalice, and to move out from that belonging to seek justice in the wider world. Rev. Elizabeth focuses on social justice, service projects, welcoming newcomers, and membership. As the assistant minister at Chalice, she also leads worship 10-12 times a year and provides pastoral care in Rev. Sharon’s absence.
Contact Rev. Elizabeth: RevElizabethBukey@gmail.com (206) 499 -3673
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1-5, Thursdays 2-6 and by appointment
Music Director: Tim McKnight
Tim McKnight hails from the rural Midwest, but relocated to San Diego in July 2004. One month later, Chalice UU Congregation hired Tim as Music Director, a position he has held ever since. Tim coordinates music for worship, directs the Chancel Choir, the Handchime Ensemble, and orchestrates special music services and other musical events.
Director of Family Ministries: Kathleen Swift
Kathleen became our Director of Family Ministries in April 2015.
Kathleen has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and 11 years experience as an educator, including work as a classroom teacher and as a school principal. Before joining Chalice’s paid staff as the Office Administrator in 2014, Kathleen volunteered on the membership and religious education committees, and served as the chair of the religious education committee.
Contact Kathleen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Administrator: Paula Gonzales
Paula Gonzales is very happy to be back as Office Administrator at Chalice. She has a broad range of office experience. Paula lives with Vince. They have grown children, and two young grandsons.
Paula oversees church communications, facility scheduling and maintenance, and provides general administrative assistance to executive staff.
Contact Paula: ChaliceUUC@gmail.com (760) 737 -0393
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 10 am to 2 pm and by appointment.