Our Minister

Zackrie Vinczen currently serves as the Minister at Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church. Prior to moving to Kitsap County, Zackrie spent five years living in California with his husband Elliott Smith. While in California Zackrie earned his Masters of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry and worked in the Family Ministry program at the UU Church of … more

Worship Associates

Worship Associates are members of the congregation who love to speak and share their insights with the congregation. They are a committed group of volunteers who lead in our regular Sunday services. A 3 year commitment is required as well as extensive training, practice, and willingness to speak … more


Chris Smellow, Music Director

Cedars Music Program

I have been working as a musician at churches my entire adult life. In prior years, I have served as pianist, organist, and/or choir director at Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Unity, and Congregational churches. Working at Cedars UU Church since 2007 (I think), I have yet to get bored. Cedars has inspired me to try new musical styles, write music for the choir and small groups, and come up with creative ideas about how to support the theme of each Sunday service. … more

Kathryn Jay, Faith Formation Lead

Faith Formation

Kathryn Jay

Kathryn Jay recently earned her MDiv from the Starr King School for the Ministry and is on track for ordination as a UU minister. After a year serving as the intern minister at Unity Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, Kathryn currently serves as president of the Board of Trustees at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley. Before attending seminary, she spent over a decade as a high school teacher and enjoyed many years volunteering as an RE and OWL teacher as well. Kathryn lives with her family in Berkeley, California.