Rev Sherman Logan Sr. Minister

Rev. Sherman Z. Logan, Jr., Senior Minister

The Rev. Sherman Z. Logan, Jr. was called as our Senior Minister in December 2022. A native of Richmond, VA, Rev. Logan attended the University of Virginia and received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. After a twenty one-year career in business, he answered his call to ministry. He entered the Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, earning a Master of Divinity degree in 2005. He has a certificate in congregation-based spiritual direction. Licensed to the Baptist Ministry in 2004 and ordained in 2006, Rev. Logan served as Associate Pastor of Economic Development and Finance at the Trinity Baptist Church of Richmond. He joined the First Unitarian Universalist staff and has served the Congregation since 2008, where he has served as Acting Senior Minister, Church Business Manager, Assistant Minister, and Executive Minister. In 2014, Rev. Logan was granted Preliminary Ministerial Fellowship by the Unitarian Universalist Association, and in 2019, he was granted Full Ministerial Fellowship. Since 2019, Rev. Logan has served on the UUA Board of Trustees.
Rev. Logan is married to Franka Logan, and they have four daughters and a son. They are also doting grandparents to three girls and three boys.

srmininister (at) richmonduu (dot) org

Rev Amy Russell Asst Minister

Rev. Amy Russell, Assistant Minister

Rev. Amy Russell is an Assistant Minister at First UU of Richmond. Before coming to First UU in 2021, she served UU Community Church in Glen Allen. She has been in ministry for 22 years at UU churches in Maryland, Ohio, and Virginia. She is partially retired and loves spending time with her grandchildren and writing fiction.

asstminister (at) richmonduu (dot) org

LeighAnn Luscan - Dir Lifespan Faith Formation

Leigh Ann Luscan – Dir., Lifespan Faith Formation

Leigh Ann Luscan (she/her), Director of Lifespan Faith Formation, graduated from Starr King School for the Ministry in 2022. Her work in faith formation is rooted in collective liberation, justice, and the love that is at the center of our Unitarian Universalist faith. When she is not working with families at First UU, she finds joy in homeschooling her two wonderful children, being outside, and knitting.

faithformation (at) richmonduu (dot) org

Margaret Reynolds Rush- Congregational Administrator

Margaret is a lifelong UU. Unflappable and compassionate, she brings a wealth of skills and talents to our staff, juggling myriad responsibilities and people with aplomb. Her early professional dreams were to be a diplomat (of the international variety) and with maturity she has realized she is a diplomat, of the personal variety. As the Shaker hymn puts it, she’s been “set down right.” A single mom of two grown sons and one dog, she enjoys reading, movies, and travelling whenever time and budget allow.

congregation (at) richmonduu (dot) org

Jamie Kilpatrick - Music and Worship Director

Jamie Kilpatrick began studying piano at the age of five. After attending Boston University for Piano Performance and Music Education, she came back home to Richmond VA where she began accompanying the First UU choir in 2008. Jamie currently juggles a number of performance gigs, a private lesson studio, and motherhood while enjoying her position as Music and Worship Director at First UU.

Kirstin Fritz – Ministerial Intern

Kirstin is a student at Meadville Lombard Theological School. Prior to her internship, Kirstin worked in nonprofit fundraising and marketing for 19 years. Her family includes her spouse of 23 years, two sons (ages 14 & 11), and a dog named Luna.

minintern (at) richmonduu (dot) org

Jim Creegan Tech Director

Jim Creegan - Tech Director