Rev. Bruce Johnson, Contract Minister

Rev. Bruce Johnson joins us once a month from Duluth, Minnesota, where he lives with his wife Dianne. He completed an eleven-year ministry in Duluth, in 2022, and is now in the process of ‘down-shifting’ from full-time employment toward eventual retirement. He was born in Duluth, and he grew up in a Unitarian family on the North Shore of Lake Superior. After graduating from Two Harbors High School in 1971, he spent the next 40 years ‘wandering in the wilderness,’ attending college and divinity school in New England, then serving UU congregations in Vermont, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and again in Vermont before finally returning back home to my roots in 2011, when he was called to serve the Duluth congregation. He has two adult sons: one in Los Angeles (Matthew) and one in Vermont (Nathaniel). Matthew and his wife, Genevieve, also have a two-year old son (Griffin). His philosophy of ministry rests heavily upon the creative, sustaining, healing and transformative power of stories.

Heather McCracken, Congregational Administrator

After spending over a decade in the classroom teaching writing and literature, Heather decided to make the leap and change careers in 2020. Inspired by a commitment to equity and social justice, she hoped to find fulfilling work that supported a compassionate organization and community, and so she is thrilled to have found a home at UU La Crosse. Outside of work, Heather spends her time knitting, playing board games, practicing yoga, and kayaking. Her favorite things to talk about are her dog, Sebastien, her cat, Slightly, and anything related to Japan.

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 to 5:00

On-site and Zoom meetings are available by appointment with notice. You can contact Heather with questions, assistance, and/or to schedule a meeting via email ( or by calling 608-796-9993 (Sunday – Thursday). 

Allison Wyeth, Director of Religious Education

Born and raised in California, Allison is now happily living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With a background in education, educational administration, non-profit management and more than twenty years of attending UU congregations and volunteering with UU youth, Allison became a Director of Religious Education in 2018. She currently serves both UU La Crosse (virtually) and First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis in the role of Director of Religious Education. When not at work, Allison enjoys spending time with her wife, Lauren, and her two grown sons (whose stories sometimes make it into her Time For All Ages). She enjoys Broadway musicals, movies, concerts, watching men’s and women’s soccer and will sheepishly discuss her favorite Xbox games if asked.

Kjersten Danzig, Deputy DRE

My name is Kjersten. I am a musical theatre major with a minor in dance and arts administration at Viterbo University. Some hobbies of mine include scrapbooking, playing guitar, and running. I am excited to be working in such an inclusive and social justice oriented community!