Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
Director of Children and Youth Religious Education (DRE)
Our Director of Religious Education, Sarah Gonzalez, is responsible for the overall development and day-to-day operation of the Children and Youth Religious Education Program. Sarah is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist and a second generation Director of Religious Education. She is passionate about liberal religious education, particularly surrounding environmental justice issues, comprehensive human sexuality education, and dynamic youth empowerment programming. Sarah received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and she has a special interest in child psychology, comparative psychology and the psychology of gender.
Sarah is married to Alan Jackoway, who also a lifelong UU. The two met at the Southeastern Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute (SUUSI) in 2003.
When not in the office, Sarah spends most of her time with her horse, Swift. The two of them train and compete in eventing at Reddemeade Equestrian Center, where Sarah also works as an instructor. Swift is Sarah's constant teacher in the arts of patience, communication, and tolerance.
You can reach Sarah at DRE@uucss.org.