Special Assistant to the President and Operations Director
Jamie Krovontka serves as the Special Assistant to the President and as the Operations Director at Starr King School for the Ministry. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she has made the Bay Area and Starr King her home since August 2010. Formerly a paralegal for over a decade, Jamie brings professional experience in office management, research, and organizational leadership to the seminary.
Jamie has served as a lay leader in multiple Unitarian Universalist communities and this breadth of experience informs her work at Starr King. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit in Pittsburg, PA, she holds both an M.A. and B.A. in political science with special emphasis in East African politics. She has also recently published, “Are You UU?” a children’s religious education book that explores the historical roots of Unitarian Universalism.
Jamie enjoys vegan cooking and she fights for animal rights through education and support of non-profits who take on this work, like the Gentle Barn, and through her own personal spiritual practice. Additionally, she maintains a nail polish Blog (West Coast Nails), and has a special affinity for baseball, jazz music, wine tasting and travel.