About Us

What is YARN?
The Young Adult Revival Network is a global effort to rebuild the UU young adult network. Literally, YARN is a program run out of the First UU Society of San Francisco. We have a Steering Committee that oversees YARN and a Ministry Committee that produces 8 programs a month. All our programs are for any between the ages of 18 to 39. At the bottom of this page is a list of all our leaders. We are funded by donations, gifts, merchandise sales, and in part by the UU Funding Program.


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.


*The 8th principle reads: “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”

Our Covenant: 

We covenant to...
Put our faith first, living out our values in the world as we create and envision Beloved Community and create amazing Unitarian Universalist spaces for Young Adults.


Live the eight principles of our faith, while actively dismantling white supremacy for ourselves and our community as we do this work.


Extend an invitation, but not an expectation to share; Take space or make space so everyone has a voice; Prioritize those most marginalized by society at large.     


Listen to each other with an open heart; Be mindful that lived experiences are not universal, and to be open to different cultures and ideas both in and out of the UU community.


Acknowledge when covenant has been broken, working as a collective to repair and strengthen the relationship.


Take the time to do the work and educate ourselves without burdening others when we have broken covenant; Seek wisdom from those offering it, rather than demanding it from the people closest to you. 


Practice open inquiry when possible; Assume competence and goodwill as a starting point; Recognize that some things are set while others are flexible.  
Be honest, direct, and authentic.


Honor personal boundaries, recognizing there is life beyond our faith community.
Support practices of healthy self-care and all that supports a healthy community.
Focus on what we can get done, what we can invite others into, and to conduct ourselves with integrity.

 

Joe Chapot
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YARN Project Coordiantor

Roddy Biggs
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Worship Coordiantor

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Sean McCaffery Personal Pronouns He/Him/His 

 

Countering Oppressions Program Coordinator

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Danielle Webber
 
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Resource Development

May Killorin 
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Small Group Ministries Coordinator

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Kamila Jacob
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BUUYA Coordinator

Worship Team Coordinator

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Kate Longabaugh
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Fundraising Coordinator 

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Sam King
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Member of the Worship Team

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Emily Garrick
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Fundraising and Leadership

Yvonne Marcoux
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Small Group Ministries Coridnator

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Olivia Dodge
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Small Group Ministries Coridnator

Lecretia Williams
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Communications and Organizational Deelopment