Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles (she/her) – Minister
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles describes herself as a recovering psychologist and recovering attorney, who graduated from Starr King in 2011 and was ordained to UU ministry in 2013. Along with providing pastoral care at BFUU and preaching at Bay Area churches as a guest speaker, she writes poetry, short stories, and is working on a memoir.
Rev. Carrie is in the office most Tuesdays from 2pm-6pm. She can be reached by phone at 510-841-4824 ext 5.

Rev. Tom McAninley (he/him) – Community Minister

Rev. Tom McAninley is a long time member of BFUU, serving on the board for the maximum of eight years, being president or co-president for many of those years. He also served many years on the Worship Committee. He was ordained by BFUU in 2017, and began serving as Community Minister in 2019.

Anders Renee (he/him) – Office Coordinator

Anders (or Andi) has been living in Oakland since 2011 and is grateful to add BFUU to the many different spiritual communities that he’s a part of. When he’s not in the BFUU office, Anders does astrology readings for clients. He loves dancing, playing non-competitive board games, cuddling his two cats and partner, doing ritual, putting his body in bodies of water, looking for cool rocks, and rocking cool socks. Please click title above to contact Anders via email, or leave a voicemail at 510-841-4824 ext. 1 (voice only)

Sharon Knight (she/her) – Event Space Coordinator

Sharon loves to connect people. As a musician, event producer, and community organizer, she has been matching event leaders with spaces for many years. She has been to many events at BFUU, and has hosted a few of her own music concerts at BFUU. She looks forward to connecting folks in her communities and beyond with BFUU, and filling the BFUU calendar with inspiring, sacred, and creative activities. Please click title above to contact Sharon via email, or leave a voicemail at 510-841-4824 ext. 3 (voice only)

Ed Keating (he/him or they/them) – Building Manager
Ed was born in Chicago, IL and came to the Bay Area in the mid-60s with his family. Since then he has made the Bay Area his home, moving to Berkeley in 1976 after college. Ed became a peace activist in response to the Vietnam War. He is also very passionate about the use of energy efficiency and renewable energy; a passion he brings to his work in construction and maintenance.

Ed is an avid reader, and likes to write prose poetry and scientific non-fiction. He likes to spend time in nature, with regular trips to the beach and mountains. Ed has been married to Mary Kay Coen since 2009.

Shae Jewell (she/her/Shae) – Sexton
Shae was born in the south burbs of Chicago where she resided until her early 30’s when her adventurous soul could no longer take the flat Midwest. After three years in Tucson AZ exploring the desert, she made her way to a job as a Year Round Camp Director residing in the hills of Marin County, and spending summers in the High Sierras. A prankster at heart with a love for laughter, she can now be found hiking a trail, reading a book, or just relaxing. She loves most things outdoors, as well as staying current on topics related to Youth Development, Resident Camp, and The Work of Byron Katie.