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Central East Region (CER)

CER stands for Central East Regional and is a cooperative of the following four districts of the Unitarian Universalist Associaton who share resources and staff to better serve our congregations.


The Central East Region has moved to a primary contact staff system to ensure our congregations know who to reach out to for assistance. What this means is that each congregation, by cluster, will have a UUA Staff Member from CER or their district who serves as your Primary Contact for all services of the district, CER, and the UUA. This is someone with whom you can build a close, working relationship, who will have an intimate knowledge of your congregation's blessings and challenges, and can be proactive in helping you to share those blessings and meet those challenges. Your Primary Contact can help you to navigate all the support and opportunities available to your congregation.

Regional Lead

Rev. Joan Van Becelaere jvanbecelaere [at] uua [dot] orgg

CER Congregational Life Staff

  • Andrea Lerner, District Executive, Metro New York 
    alerner [at] uua [dot] org
  • David Pyle, District Executive, Joseph Priestley Districct
    dpyle [at] uua [dot] org
  • Evin Carvill-Ziemer, Congregational Life Staff
    eziemer [at] uua [dot] org (eziemer [at] uua [dot] org)
  • Hope Johnson, Congregational Life Staff
    hjohnson [at] uua [dot] org
  • Megan Foley, Congregational Life Staff
    mfoley [at] uua [dot] org
  • Patricia Infante, Regional Faith Development Consultant
    pinfante [at] uua [dot] org (pinfante @
  • Raziq Brown, Youth and Young Adult Coordinator
    rbrown [at] uua [dot] org
  • Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Regional Leadership Development Consultant
    rruchotzke [at] uua [dot] org (rruchotzke @
  • Beth Casebolt, CER Communications Consultant
    bcasebolt [at] uua [dot] org (bcasebolt @
  • Cristina Sanchis, Regional Administrator
    csanchis [at] uua [dot] org
  • Jillian Conway, Regional Administrator
    jconway [at] uua [dot] org
  • Susan Tabone, Regional Administrator
    stabone [at] uua [dot] org
  • Blogs for and about CERG 

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