Rev. Steven Wilson is from Lexington, MA. He received his Masters in Divinty from Boston University and his bachelor of science at Ithaca college.

Steve is young in spirit, busy, and happy. He is progressive in his politics, and old fashioned in his loyalty to a large core group of family and friends. He thinks of himself as a Bostonian and, except for a total of five years respectively in New Hampshire, Chicago, and Sydney Australia, has lived in the Boston area. But he’s feeling very at home in Southern California.

Of Unitarian Universalist, he says that “We as a tradition have a commitment to know and speak of the unknowable deepest truths of life, to hold the vision that there are always more marvelous, important, and provocative things at work than the critical mind will see.”




IMG_1011_zps368d96aeSeverin did his college work in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul area earning his BA from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. He earned MA degree from California Institute of the Arts and his PhD degree in Music Composition from UCLA.

Severin loves a wide variety of musical styles including classical, bluegrass, jazz, avant-garde, and opera. A talented composer, his works have been performed in a variety of venues, including Disney Hall in Los Angeles He has toured and performed throughout the United States, and in Asia. He also teaches Music Theory and Musicianship classes in primary and secondary school levels.

Severin is married to Beth Peterson, and they have a son named Ezra.



Gaby GaynairGaby has over five years of experience as an office Administrator. She currently attends Santa Monica college to further her education in business administration. Her favorite pastime is watching movies. She is very grateful to be serving the congregants of Pacific Unitarian Church where she can use her skills to help support a growing community.






Claire holds Bachelor of Arts degrees from UCLA in Political Science and History, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. As a teen and young adult she was a youth leader for middle-schoolers. She has volunteered and worked in education, special education, nonprofit operations and fundraising.

She’s very excited to be working with the PUC community, where her responsibilities include: coordinating volunteers, maintaining the RE space, preparing materials, collaborating with the RE Committee, curriculum planning, communication with families and managing RE special events.

Claire and her daughter enjoy reading, baking, exploring Los Angeles and playing at the beach.

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