BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Staff

Kevin Jagoe – Minister

Kevin-BuxMont2Kevin W. Jagoe was born and raised in small-town Minnesota. He lived in Brooklyn, NY before being called by BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in 2018. He completed his Master of Divinity at Meadville Lombard Theological School, our Unitarian Universalist seminary in Chicago.

Kevin’s background includes more than a decade of work in the nonprofit sector with organizations ranging in size from five members to several thousand. He was a very dedicated lay leader in his home congregation (First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis) and has been on staff with four UU congregations. Prior to seminary, he completed a BA in anthropology, criminal justice, and forensic sciences with minors in psychology and biology as well as Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management. Kevin also obtained a Certificate in Humanist Studies & Leadership from what is now known as the American Humanist Association’s Center for Education Humanist Studies Program.

Kevin is a past Board member of the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association and is a contributor to the book Humanist Voices in Unitarian Universalism.

Kevin and his husband Justin live in Doylestown where they see as many movies as possible and are settling into a new home. Kevin’s hobbies include: knitting, reading, travel, and (aspirationally so far) gardening. Justin is a writer and film aficionado who serves at the Administrator for the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association.

Jess Bors – Director of Religious Education

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The call to the ministry of religious education came when a beloved friend and fellow UU passed away. She took this as a sign to do what spoke to her heart.  Jess enrolled in a Renaissance module in Teacher Recruitment in New England that spring and so began the journey.  Since that first 15 hour course she has gone on to complete over 150 hours of training as a professional religious educator and is currently enrolled in the UUA credentialing program.  2018-2019 begins her second year serving Buxmont.  Jess previously served as the Director of Lifespan Faith Development for Thomas Paine UU Fellowship.

John Hook – Music Director

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John Hook founded the BuxMont Choir in 1990. John is retired from his ’day job’ as a chemist with The Dow Chemical Company (formerly Rohm and Haas) where he developed new products which helped significantly lower the environmental impact of latex paints and other coatings while enhancing performance. John became interested in folk music at a Methodist youth camp, traded a never-well-played trombone for a guitar, and found his true musical love: helping groups make music together. In college he was inspired by Bryan Bowers to learn melodic-style autoharp. John joined BuxMont in the early 1980s and helped its Religious Education program as a teacher, song leader, and youth advisor. At the national level, John served on the board of the Unitarian Universalist Musicians’ Network (UUMN) and helped to develop the UUA’s Music Leadership Credentialing Program. John has studied voice with Robert Wallace and John Kennedy at the Settlement Music School.

Beverly Vitek – Office Administrator

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Happily married for 23 years to Mark. The Vitek family also consists of two lovely daughters, Nicole and Nina.

With more than ten years experience in non-profit and religious organizations, she brings extensive knowledge and new ideas. In addition to professional experience, Beverly enjoys volunteering with different organizations throughout the area. She also enjoys entertaining, gardening, reading and the Philadelphia Eagles. Go team!

Most importantly, Beverly cares very deeply for her family and friends.

 

 

Board of Trustees

President Howard Barkan
Vice President Greg Sturn
V.P. of Finance Mike Sherman
Secretary Jackie Drewes
Trustee/Council Lynne Nugent
Trustee at Large Martin Kaplan
Trustee at Large Laurie Brooks
Treasurer Gary Breen

Contact

Minister:
Kevin Jagoe
kevin@buxmontuu.org
(
215) 343-6146

Administrator:
Beverly Vitek
administrator@buxmontuu.org
(215) 343-0406

Director of Religious Education:
Jess Bors
dre@buxmontuu.org

Music Director:
John Hook
jhook@buxmontuu.org

Board President:
Howard Barkan
president@buxmontuu.org