Our Co-Ministers

Rev. Lynn Gardner and Rev. Wendy Bartel began their ministry with us in August of 2010 as consulting co-ministers.  On May 20th, 2012, we formally voted to call them as our settled co-ministers! Both Lynn and Wendy graduated from Starr King School for the Ministry in May of 2009. Their individual callings and their collective calling to co-ministry is deeply connected to creating more justice and more joy through Unitarian Universalism, compassionate communication, meaningful worship, self-reflection, spiritual practice, empowering education, asking powerful questions, and honoring our interdependence with each choice we make, while recognizing we are accountable to one another, to the larger community, and to the entire world. 

Reverends Lynn and Wendy are known in the community for their passionate support of justice and equity for all people. Here they are speaking at A Community Rally for the Fallen in Orlando, Florida at Sierra College on June 14th.


Rev. Wendy's background is in Music Therapy, working with people with a variety of identities, backgrounds, skills and diagnoses. Wendy also had a private practice teaching music lessons, performing, directing choirs, and conducting music therapy with children and adults.

You may reach Rev. Wendy at revwendyb@mysfuu.org or 530.823.0953 *2



Rev. Lynn's background is in child development and she ran an in-home multicultural daycare for preschool aged children for 20 years. They co-parent their daughter Meghan, who just recently graduated from UC Davis.

You may reach Rev. Lynn at revlynn@mysfuu.org or 530.823.0953 *2.


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