Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones (she/her)

In January 2024, Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones joined the shared ministries of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett as our part-time minister. To UUCG, she brings the joy, hope, and struggle of her experiences as a minister, author, artist, and community organizer. She believes in … read more.

Shared Ministry Council

Our worship services are led by our part-time minister, Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones (she/her) and an experienced team of Worship Leaders; and our programs are overseen by our Shared Ministry Council.

These Leaders are:

Shared Ministry Council:

Bill Benshoof (he/him), Lay Minister for Radical Welcome
Xoey Kelly (she/her), … read more.


Christiana Fernandez-McQuain (she/her)
Coordinator of Family Ministries

As Coordinator of Family Ministries, Christiana oversees the Faith Development programs of UUCG and works in collaboration with the Shared Ministry Council.  In addition, she provides support for a variety of other programs and activities of the congregation including Worship, Pastoral Care, and Social Justice; … read more.


Michael Parker (he/him)
Choir Director

Michael is a graduate of the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, where he majored in music composition with a double minor in piano and voice. He also completed additional bachelor studies in Modern European History and American History.  He was … read more.

Stephen Pyle (he/him)

UUCG’s accomplished pianist, Stephen Pyle, provides music for Sunday services and special services during the year. He works closely with the minister, choir director, and lay service leaders to select music that highlights our monthly themes and the topic of the service.

Stephen has spent the … read more.


Aline Harris (she/they)
Office Administrator

Aline Harris (she/they) has been a member of UUCG since 2017 and has been employed as a childcare provider in the UUCG nursery since 2014. Aline has 2 children named after trees, a sewing business (the green griffin), a passion for history, and a love … read more.


Yoshika Green (she/her)
Facilities Caretaker



Childcare Staff

Aline Harris (she/they)
Sylvan Linares
Christi Burnham (she/her)

Childcare is available for children up to age 5 on Sunday mornings during Worship Services.
All older children remain in Worship with their families throughout the service.