Director of the Fahs Collaborative
Phone: (312) 546-6479
Assistant Director of the Fahs Collaborative
Beloved Conversations Program Director
Academic Services Assistant
Phone: (312) 455-9221
JeKaren Olaoya is the Beloved Conversations Communications Coordinator. She is a life-long UU and Georgia-native who started her service in the UU community as a Nursey Caregiver and then Interim Director of Religious Education (DRE) at High Street Church in Macon, Georgia. She went on to serve a variety of congregations as DRE in California in Modesto, Fremont, and Alameda, and currently serves the UU Congregation of Rockville in Rockville, MD as Congregational Administrator. She holds a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Arizona State University and is an MDiv student at Starr King School for the Ministry. JeKaren lives in Gaithersburg, MD with her schnauzer mix, Maysee Moon.
Rev. Chip Roush is energized by helping people take their next steps along the journey toward real racial equity. A graduate of Meadville Lombard (’05), he serves the First Unitarian Church of South Bend, Indiana, where he is also the Membership Chair of the local NAACP branch. Chip is a co-editor of The Arc of the Universe is Long: Unitarian Universalists, Anti-Racism, and the Journey from Calgary. He began working as a Retreat Leader in 2017. Chip lives with his wife, Becky, in Buchanan, Michigan.