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Congregational Life

The mission of Congregational Life staff is to:

  • Cultivate connections between congregations
  • Inspire and coach new & innovative models of “doing church”
  • Midwife & empower existing congregations & their leaders to next level of impact

Stated simply we strive to serve interdependence, innovation and impact.

Congregational Life is made up of five regional field staff teams that work with district and regional boards to support the health and growth of congregations and other Unitarian Universalist communities.

Below is a list of our departmental leadership. More specific staff contact information can be found on our regional information page

  • Fax: (617) 948-6468

Director

  • Rev. Scott Tayler
    Director of Congregational Life
    (585) 709-9120
    stayler [at] uua [dot] org

Regional Leads

  • Rev. Sue Phillips
    Regional Lead, New England
    sphillips [at] uua [dot] org
  • Rev. Joan VanBecelaere
    Regional Lead, Central Eastern
    jvanbecelaere [at] uua [dot] org
  • Rev. Ian Evison
    Regional Lead, MidAmerica
    ievison [at] uua [dot] org
  • Rev. Kenn Hurto
    Regional Lead, Southern
    khurto [at] uua [dot] org
  • Rev. Dr. James Kubal-Komoto
    Regional Lead, Pacific West
    jkubalkomoto [at] uua [dot] org

Additional Support

  • Rev. Tandi Rogers
    Innovation and Network Specialist
    (253) 278-4646
    trogers [at] uua [dot] org (trogers @ uua.org)
  • Heather Adams Bond
    Manager of Congregational Life Administration
    (617) 948-4370
    hbond [at] uua [dot] org (hbond @ uua.org)
  • Brent Lewis
    Congregational Life Administrator
    (617) 948-4272
    bjurgess [at] uua [dot] org

Online Discussions and Groups 

To join the conversation with the Congregational Life team and other congregational leaders, please explore these online discussions and groups:

As Unitarian Universalists, we believe that the sacred and the power of grace arise from the interdependent web of which we all are a part. As we build deeper connections between all of us, a powerful creativity arises that enables us to transform the world and each other.—Rev. Scott Tayler, Director, Congregational Life

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