Meet Jon Chinberg-October 2021

Tales from Behind the Chalice: The month of October we learn more about our own Jon Chinburg, who provides audio support and occasional special music for our Sunday services. “Koszonom” Jon, for all that you do!
What do you most like about your position/s? I enjoy working with a committed group of folks to produce a quality streaming presentation.
What is one thing you would change? I would change the algorithms of social media that are polarizing the discourse and causing ever deeper fractions to our social fabric.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? My perfect happiness involves spending time with my grandchildren.
What is your greatest achievement? Somehow, I have managed to keep a small business afloat since 1996. It’s a rock band called The FlexTones.
What do you regard as the lowest depths of despair? I sometimes get pretty down when I feel I’m not doing a good job as a schoolteacher.
What is your greatest extravagance? I own a beautiful motorcycle that I love to ride.
Who or what is the greatest love of your life? I love the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest like no other place I’ve ever been.
Who are your heroes in fiction? Does Underdog count? He always saved the day and I loved that!
Who are your heroes in real life? I admire Simone Biles’s courage and commitment to excellence.
What is a meaningful piece of music for you? Dvorak cello concerto in B minor is such an emotional piece of music.
Where do you like to go in nature to revive? Prior to our tragic fire last year, I loved being in the Opal Creek wilderness area.
Anything else? I so appreciate the love and support I feel in our UUCS congregation. I am honored to be a part of it.
See who we will learn about in November! Until then, we remain yours in service from Behind the Chalice.
~Sara Pickett