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Ministries and Faith Development

The Ministries and Faith Development (MFD) staff group serves Unitarian Universalism by creating healthy, transformative, multigenerational, and diverse ministries and religious education. MFD includes a Director's Office and five functional offices.

The Office of Church Staff Finance provides information, services, and programs—including the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Health Plan—used by Unitarian Universalist congregations and their ministers, religious educators, and other employees in matters of fair compensation and benefits arrangements. Find Office of Church Staff Finance staff members.

The Faith Development Office provides resources for lifespan religious education, worship, advocacy, and social action that nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, a transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love. Find Faith Development Office staff members.

The Credentialing and Professional Development Office works with people preparing for credentialing in ministry, religious education, and music leadership and supports their ongoing professional development to help our religious professionals live fully into their callings and to enrich their service to Unitarian Universalist congregations. Find Credentialing and Professional Development Office staff members.

The Transitions Office supports congregations facing or planning changes in their professional ministry with counsel and resources, including interim ministry. We also advise ministers on career planning. Find Transitions Office staff members.

The Youth and Young Adult Ministries Office supports all Unitarian Universalist youth and young adults through advocacy, education, training, and resource development. Find Youth and Young Adult Ministries Office staff members.

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Ministries and Faith Development

Sarah Lammert
Director of Ministries and Faith Development
(617) 948-6407
slammert @

Julie Shaw
Administrative Assistant to the Director of Ministries and Faith Development
(617) 948-6406
jshaw @

Credentialing and Professional Development

David Pettee
Ministerial Credentialing Director
(617) 948-6402
dpettee @

Marion Bell
Ministerial Fellowship Committee Coordinator
(617) 948-6452
mbell @

Alicia Forde
Professional Development Director
(617) 283-8776
aforde @

Jan Gartner
Religious Education and Music Professional Development Associate
(585) 301-6782
jgartner @

Catherine Rowland
Professional Development Assistant
(617) 948-6437
crowland @

Christann Spiegel
Ministerial Credentialing Administrator
(617) 948-6403
cspiegel @

Amy Wallace
Ministerial Credentialing Assistant
(617) 948-6404
awallace @

Faith Development

Jessica York
Faith Development Director
(205) 714-8973
jyork @

Melanie Davis
Our Whole Lives Program Associate
(617) 948-6423
mjdavis @

Gail Forsyth-Vail
Adult Programs Director
(617) 948-6519
gforsythvail @

Pat Kahn
Children and Families Program Director
(617) 948-4687
pkahn @

Susan Lawrence
Managing Editor
(617) 948-4363
slawrence @

Alicia LeBlanc
Administrative and Editorial Assistant
(617) 948-4371
aleblanc @

Health Plan

Jim Sargent
UUA Health Plan Director
(617) 948-6405
jsargent @

Patti Angelina
Insurance Plans Manager
(617) 948-6428
pangelina @

Andrew Friedman
Insurance Plans Coordinator
(617) 948-6401
afriedman @

Office of Church Staff Finances

Richard Nugent
Church Staff Finances Director
(617) 948-6456
rnugent @

Betsy Gabriel
Compensation Programs Manager
(215) 376-0417
bgabriel @

Sarah Parisi
Office Administrator
sparisi @

Linda Rose
Retirement Plan Director
(617) 948-4265
lrose @


Keith Kron
Transitions Director
(617) 948-6409
kkron @

Margaret Montore
Transitions Office Administrator
(617) 948-6408
transitions @

Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Bart Frost
Youth and Young Adult Ministries Director
(617) 948-4359
bfrost @

Jennica Davis-Hockett
Leadership Development Associate
(617) 948-4352
jdavis-hockett @

Annie Gonzalez
Young Adult and Campus Ministry Associate
(617) 948-4358
agonzalez @

Deborah Neisel-Sanders
Office Administrator
(617) 948-4355
dsanders @

Ted Resnikoff
Communications Technology Associate
(617) 948-4659
tresnikoff @

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Last updated on Friday, December 20, 2013.

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