Rev. Abbey Tennis serves as the Minister for Worship and Pastoral Care at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, in Oakland, California. A life-long UU, Abbey was a lay leader for fifteen years prior to entering the ministry, serving as a youth on the UUA Board of Trustees, working in the UUA’s Youth Office, and as a member of the continental UU Ministerial Fellowship Committee. In addition to First Unitarian Church of Oakland, Abbey has served as Interim Director of Advancement at Starr King School for the Ministry and Intern minister at All Souls Church in Washington, D.C. Her previous career included climate change policy work and professional facilitation.