Alison Aguilar Lopez Gutierrez McLeod is entering her 10th year of service at UUFSD. She was born and raised a Unitarian Universalist and has experienced Unitarianism in many venues, including All Souls in Washington D.C., UU’s of the Palouse in Moscow, Idaho, and First Church in San Diego.
While earning her Bachelor’s degree in English Education and Masters of Education at Washington State University, Alison served on the City Council of Pullman, Washington, was a teacher for Alternative High School, taught tennis at a local high school, and served on numerous boards for organizations that addressed issues faced by women of color, civil rights and social justice. She continued that work across the country working for various non profits that focused on youth and child empowerment through community involvement and reaching beyond social and economical constraints. Directly before coming to UUFSD, Alison served for three years as a Disaster Response and Recovery coordinator for the 2003 Wildfires.
Alison is thrilled to be a part of UUFSD, a congregation that encourages and empowers children to find their own religious paths. She endeavors to provide a well-rounded liberal religious education for our children in an environment where they feel safe, accepted, respected and happy. Alison develops remarkable, special connections with our children and youth, encouraging them to grow spiritually, develop a sense of personal and social responsibility and experience joy as a central part of a loving Unitarian Universalist community.