Minister and Staff


Reverend Addae Ama Kraba joined Unitarian Universalists of New Braunfels as our part-time minister beginning October 1, 2017. An ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister, she earned a Master’s of Divinity from the Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California, immediately after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco. Rev. Kraba was ordained by Community Church of New York, Unitarian Universalist, where she also served her internship. Soon after, she began her ministerial career with a call to settle as full-time minister of First Universalist Church of Southold, Long Island, New York, from 2006 to 2010. Since then she has served as both Parish and Community minister in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Actively working at all levels of service in Unitarian Universalism, Rev. Kraba was called to provide pastoral care in New Orleans, Louisiana, after hurricane Katrina, and again to the Knoxville Unitarian Universalist Church in Tennessee folloiwng the shooting. She served as a trustee for the Murray Grove Retreat and Conference Center in Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey, and on the board of the Joseph Priestly District, Unitarian Universalist Association’s Committee on Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, and Multiculturalism.

An avid supporter of women’s rights, Rev. Kraba formerly served as Co-Convener of Unitarian Universalist Women and Religion, and also served on the planning committees of both the first International Unitarian Universalist Convocation of Women, (IUUCW) held in Houston, Texas, in 2008, and the third held in Pacifica, California, in 2017. She was welcomed as a member of IUUCW board at General Assembly held in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2017 and served as president from 2018-2020.

With three generations under the same roof Rev. Addae (as she prefers to be called) resides in Boerne, Texas.

Director of Religious Education

Jessica Blasingame-Acox is an experienced teacher in religious education and began working at UUNB in 2016. She has a varied background in education and holistic wellness, and holds a BA in English Literature and Theatre Arts.

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