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Districts and Regions of the Unitarian Universalist Association

UUA Regions and Districts

Unitarian Universalists congregations are organized into groups called Districts and Regions. There are currently twelve Districts and two Regions in North America; each of the Districts is also part of a Region. Each Region is served by a Regional Lead and a team of Congregational Life Staff. These staff provide a wide variety of congregational services such as long-range planning and organizational development, ministerial transitions, leadership training, and conflict management.

The directory page for each Region/District provides those local resource contacts.

MidAmerica Region

The MidAmerica Region includes 194 congregations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kentucky, Michigan, western Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.

MidAmerica comprises the former districts of Central MidWest, Heartland, and Prairie Star.

The MidAmerica Regional Lead is the Rev. Ian Evison, ievison [at] uua [dot] org.

The Southern Region

The Southern Region has consolidated staff and efforts to equip congregations with the effective leadership and training they need to build and nurture strong, dynamic congregations for the 21st century throughout the South.

The Southern Region comprises the former Florida, Mid-South, Southeast, and Southwest, districts.The Southern Regional Lead is The Rev. Kenn Hurto, khurto [at] uua [dot] org

Central East Regional (CER)

CER is a cooperative of four districts of the Unitarian Universalist Association who share resources and staff to better serve our congregations.

The CER Regional Lead is the Rev. Joan Van Becelaere, jvanbecelaere [at] uua [dot] org (jvanbecelaere @

New England Region

Two unique ministries were formed in the New England Region to serve the wider movement: Faithify, a Unitarian Universalist crowdfunding website, and Leap of Faith. The four districts that comprise the New England Region are:

The New England Regional Lead is the Rev. Sue Phillips, sphillips [at] uua [dot] org (sphillips @

Pacific Western Region (PWR)

The Pacific Western Region is the amazing collaboration of four large, dynamic and beautiful western districts of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

The Pacific Western Regional Lead is the Rev. Nancy Bowen, nbowen [at] uua [dot] org

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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