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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: DFM.ChaliceUUC@gmail.com
Paula Gonzales is the Office Administrator at Chalice. She has a broad range of office experience. Paula lives with her spouse, Vince. They have grown children, and two young grandsons.
Paula oversees church communications, facility scheduling and maintenance, and provides general administrative assistance to executive staff. Paula’s preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.
Contact Paula: ChaliceUUC@gmail.com (760) 737 -0393
Office Hours: Paula is working from home during this covid-19 outbreak. Please email if you would like to contact her directly.