About Us:

At its core the Young Adult Revival Network is a project to rebuild the continental UU young adult community, and its mission is. YARN is based out of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco.

Our Mission:

To foster and support inclusive, celebratory, Unitarian Universalist spaces that connect young adults with one another; to recognize intersectional identities and places of privilege and oppression; to create & share resources to build connections, grow community, and actively engage in anti-racist & anti-oppressive efforts around the world while living the seven principles and striving to realize the eighth.*


Our Vision: 

  • We believe in funding young adult ministry at local, regional and continental levels.

  • We believe in holding spaces for groups centered around marginalized identities.

  • We believe in creating worships & faith experiences with challenging ideas and concepts that nurture spiritual growth. 

  • We believe in connecting young adult communities around the world across social platforms.

  • We believe in recognizing the opportunities in our lives to actively engage and participate in social justice efforts that align with our principles and values. 

  • We believe in providing space for resources and support to be shared for young adult lay leaders in their communities. 

  • We believe in recognizing digital spaces as sacred spaces because they are virtual walls of a church community.

  • We believe that this work is a living process, which we can always revisit and transform.

Who Are We?
YARN is steered by Joe Chapot and the YAC.

Joe Chapot is the Ministerial Assistant and Young Adult Coordinator at UU San Francisco. Joe is the staff person responsible for YARN and is a founder of YARN

The Young Adult Committee is a 15 person team that steers YARN and manages our various ministries and programs. The members of the YAC are:

  • Roddy Biggs

  • Caite Clark

  • Jamie Docherty

  • Emily Garrick

  • Grace Grunwaldt Neudek

  • Kamila Jacobs

  • May Killorin

  • Sam King

  • Beth Ann Kopay

  • Katherine Longabaugh

  • Yvonne Marcoux

  • Sean McCaffery

  • Katie Ralphs

  • Mya Wade-Harper