A connected web of relationships, from individual to global, can influence any complex system toward health. When we can increase authenticity, people begin to trust that there is enough hope, joy, and love for everyone.
I am a dedicated educator, non-profit development specialist, and project manager who is committed to facilitating wholeness and collaboration in our world.
Project Manager - FAITHIFY.org
Unitarian Universalist Association; Boston, MA.
2016 – present
Manages all aspects of the FAITHIFY crowdfunding project of the Unitarian Universalist Association which processes over $300,000 in campaigns annually. Develops and ensures execution of strategies and website management. Serves as the public face of FAITHIFY, supervises the development of materials and media, and oversees and administers all customer service related to the site.
The Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard Theological School; Chicago, IL.
2013 – 2016
Stewarded the re-launch and growth of a non-profit educational think tank. With Director, Dr. Mark A. Hicks, developed a structure for sustainable growth while innovating programs and expanding outreach to build an organization highly regarded in the field of Faith Formation.
Project Management: Executed multiple concurrent projects. Developed objectives and priorities with diverse teams of volunteers and paid contractors. Oversaw the creation and promotion of materials, including curricula, videos, websites, and conferences.
Financial Management and Development: Secured and managed grant funds.
Communications: Managed social media accounts and newsletters. Familiar with Briliant Framework, Wordpress and Wix website platforms. Presented at conferences of 3 to 5000 people.
Leads with attention to multiple learning styles. Focus on faith formation, collaboration, and anti-oppression/multiculturalism topics.
New England Region UUA, 2012 - 2017
Peer Facilitator, August 2015- September 2017
Youth Ministry Consultant, 2012-2015
UUA General Assembly
Co-Leader, "Mobilizing Networks for Rapid Response", New Orleans, LA, 2017
Co-Leader, “Living the Principles", Columbus, OH, 2016
Co-Leader, “Incubating Seeds of Promise Into Possibilities”, Portland, OR, 2015
Panelist, “Finding Our Way Back to Right Relationships”, Portland, OR, 2015
UUA Renaissance Modules Leader
UU Identity, Newton, MA, 2017
Teacher Development, Newton, MA 2015
LREDA Fall Conference, St. Paul, MN, October 2013
Workshop Leader “Faith Formation and Technology: How Are We Called to Serve?”
Director of Religious Education
Channing Memorial Church; Newport, RI
2006 - 2013
Oversight and direction of religious education program for 75 children and youth, ages birth through high school with over 60 adult volunteers annually from a 225 member congregation. Maintained social media presence for the RE program, faith formation website, and online blog. Regularly offered spoken reflections, multigenerational worship, and trainings. Responsible for development of program budget, oversight of paid childcare and youth adviser staff, and liaison to the Governing Board.
Unitarian Universalist Association
Right Relationships Team Member
General Assembly, June 2013, 2014
(from the UUA website:) The Right Relationship Team exists to listen to and engage with people who have experienced problems of oppression while at General Assembly. The goal of the Right Relationship Team is to support General Assembly (GA) participants. In a community of this size, we are blessed to have so many perspectives and experiences in one place. And when the inevitable happens, and our trust and faith in each other is broken, we will do our best to help rebuild it together.
Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) Leadership Roles
Good Officer 2011 - present
Religious Education Credentialing Scholarship Committee 2012- 2014
Credentialing Mentor 2012 - present
New England Regional Chapter:
Secretary 2009 - 2011 and 2013
Nominating Committee 2011 - 2014
Board of Directors Member
Unitarian Sunday School Society
Treasurer 2014- 2018
Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
M.A. - Leadership, Magna Cum Laude, 2017
Clark University, Worcester, MA,
B.A. - American History, Cum Laude, 1993
Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland
Simon's Rock College, Great Barrington, MA
1988 - 1989
Credentialed Religious Educator
Associate Level 2011; Credentialed Level 2012
Our Whole Lives Facilitator
Elementary Level 2008
Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times, by Kim Klien Nov 2017
Principles of Dialogue Education, Global Learning Partners Jul 2017
Meadville Lombard Theolgical School Chicago, IL 2015
Professional Boundaries: Pitfalls, Potholes, and How to Avoid Them with Cindy Beal & Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias Jul 2013
Faith Formation for the 21st Century with John Roberto; New England Region UUA Dec 2012
Designing 21st Century Faith Formation for All Ages with John Roberto: New England Region UUA Feb 2013
Get Real: Dealing With Crisis in Congregations; UU Trauma Response Ministry 2012
Interim Religious Educator Training; UUA 2011