JeKaren Olaoya, Director of Religious Education
JeKaren Olaoya, Director of Religious Education
JeKaren Olaoya is an experienced UU religious educator who has served as Director of Religious Education (DRE) for the High Street Unitarian Universalist Church in Macon, GA and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County in Modesto, CA. She currently serves as DRE for Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fremont as well as the Religious Exploration Teacher at Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.


JeKaren has a Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Art and Sociology from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and is currently working on a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Arizona State University.

Religious Educators Needed

Teaching in our religious education (RE) classes is a great way to build relationships with some of our fabulous children and youth. It is also an incredible way to learn more about your own religion, other religions, and our judeo-christian heritage. Our program runs on volunteers and we are always in need of more adults to join us in the amazing work of educating and learning with our children and youth. If you are interested in signing up to teach or you have any questions about our program please contact our Director of Religious Education at Also please visit our Children and Youth page to check out the descriptions of the curricula we will be using in our classrooms this year.

Youth Advisors Needed

Youth advising can be one of the most rewarding roles you can fill as a religious educator. It is also one of the most essential roles in successful youth ministry and we need more youth advisors to join our team! Youth and their advisors plan the youth group program that meets during the Sunday morning service. The youth advisors also develop friendships, trust, and community with the high school youth. We kindly ask that parents of youth in the program volunteer with other age groups. The youth group program strives for a balance of religious learning, social justice, worship, leadership development, and fun! If you would like to learn more about joining the youth advisor team, please contact JeKaren( )

Facebook Group for Parents and Families

There is now a Facebook group for parents and families of Mission Peak UU! Get information about upcoming curriculum, events, and other exciting things happening for children, youth, and families at the church.
Please join and share the link with other Mission Peak UU parents and families.