Rev. Judy Tomlinsonbegan serving our congregation as Minister of Religious Education in 2000. She had most recently been the DRE at Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica and had completed seminary and achieved preliminary fellowship with the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the UUA. Reverend Tomlinson was ordained by UUCM in May of 2001. Covenant Group ministry at UUCM was established as a joint effort between Rev. Tomlinson and Rev. Charles Ortman.
Reverend Tomlinson became Associate Minister in 2010 while maintaining responsibility for Religious Education. Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair changed the RE Assistant position to RE Coordinator, and increased the hours from 20 to 25. Around this time, Reverend Tomlinson worked with Claudia Sanders to revitalize the Covenant Group program, launching new groups in 2011.
Reverend Tomlinson retired from full-time ministry in 2017 and was named Minister Emerita. She now serves as the Director of Religious Education at Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church in Costa Mesa, California.