Guest in Your Pulpit - Rev. Joan Kahn-Schneider
Rev. Joan Kahn-Schneider has been a Unitarian Universalist Minister since 1980, serving congregations in Michigan, Ohio and New York. For two years she was Director of Ministerial Education at the Unitarian Universalist Association. In 1998 she became an intentional interim minister and served congregations in Concord NH, Hartford, CT., Knoxville, TN and Spartanburg, SC. She has spoken and consulted internationally, facilitating conflict resolution and organizational health. She has been on the staff of Leadership School in The Thomas Jefferson District, and many years ago in Ohio Meadville. She has taught preaching, and while at UUA was dean of the preaching seminar.
In her life before ministry Joan raised four children, was a family therapist, and owned, and operated a small neighborhood bookstore. In 2000 she retired from full time ministry to the mountains of Western North Carolina with her husband Charlie and dogs Sam and Bart until called back into ministry by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah. With her leadership, the Savannah congregation doubled in size, renovated their historic sanctuary, trimmed their organizational structure, and grew programmatically as well as spiritually. It seemed her work in Savannah was done and it was time for her to return home to Ohio.
Availability: Joan is willing to perform worship services, guest preaching or any life passage rituals such as weddings, memorial services, etc. She is also available for workshops of various kinds, including small group and board retreats, conflict mediation, meeting facilitation and more.
When the weather is uncertain, she prefers to stay within an hour or so (approx 65 miles) of her home in Cinncinati. During the rest of the year she is willing to travel greater distances, especially if the event includes some type of workshop paired with preaching.
Fee arrangements: According to Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA) guidelines
Contact: Email Rev. Kahn-Schneider at revjoanks [at] outlook [dot] com