Our Minister and Staff
Rev. Bruce Johnson, Contract Minister
The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that the Rev. Bruce Johnson of Duluth, MN has signed a contract with UU La Crosse to serve as our half-time contract minister, effective July 1, 2022. Full bio coming soon! 🙂
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling 608-796-9993 (Sunday – Thursday).
Rita Kock-Thometz, Choir Director
Rita has attended and participated in the UUF’s music ministry, singing in the choir and playing flute, since 2015, and she became choir director in early 2017. She performs in the band Prairie Smoke throughout the year and the La Crosse Concert Band in the summer. Music is an integral part of our Sunday services. Come, make music with us! New choir members are always welcome.
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.