Our Minister and Executive Staff
Minister: Rev. Sharon Wylie
Rev. Wylie is the called and settled spiritual leader of the congregation. As a full-time religious professional, she provides expertise, oversight, and guidance. She leads worship most Sundays, and is here for you to help in times of crisis and struggle, to provide a listening ear and a helping hand.
Rev. Wylie began serving Chalice in fall of 2012 and was ordained by the congregation in March 2013. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry and is in good standing and Final Fellowship with the UU Ministerial Fellowship Committee. Her preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.
Contact Rev. Sharon: SWylie@ChaliceUUCongregation.org
Rev. Dr. Greg Carrow-Boyd
August 7 though October 31, 2022
Gregory grew up in the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, PA, where he was instrumental in lowering the membership age from 18 to 13 in the early 2000s. Greg has also served as Co-Vice Chair of the General Assembly Planning Committee, Trustee on our UUA Board, and Dean and Co-Coordinator of UU camps at Ferry Beach, Star Island, de Benneville Pines, and in the former Mountain Desert District. He is currently Adult Dean for Sr. High Summer Camp at Camp de Benneville Pines.
Greg moved to California to continue his call as a religious educator in 2015 and quickly became involved cluster work with the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) and the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA). In LREDA, he has served as a Good Officer, helping to navigate tensions and conflicts among religious education and ministerial colleagues and the congregations they serve. In the UUMA, Greg has recently been appointed to the Shared Guidelines Committee, which will coordinate with our UUA and other religious professionals’ organizations to ensure standards of employment for religious professionals are equitable. Greg is equally excited about being ordained by the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg in August and serving our congregation while Rev. Sharon rests and recharges.
Music Director: Tim McKnight
Tim McKnight hails from the rural Midwest, but relocated to San Diego in July 2004. One month later, Chalice UU Congregation hired Tim as Music Director, a position he has held ever since. Tim coordinates music for worship, directs the Chancel Choir, the Handchime Ensemble, and orchestrates special music services and other musical events. Tim’s preferred pronouns are he/him/his.
Contact Tim: TMcknight20@att.net
Director of Family Ministries:
Chris O’Connor is a San Diego native and joined Chalice UU Congregation as a member in 2016; she was hired as our Director of Family Ministries in August 2019. Throughout her career as a public school teacher, she worked closely with students and their families, and she now enjoys growing and leading the religious education programs at Chalice. Chris uses her background in wellness and the healing arts to create a learning environment that is full of structure, support and fun. Chris’s preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.
Contact Chris: Coconnor@ChaliceUUCongregation.org
Kathleen Swift has returned as our Office Administrator. She is happy to be serving Chalice again.