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The Clara Barton District consists of 64 congregations and geographically includes central and western Massachusetts and all but the far southwest corner of Connecticut.

On July 1, 2010, Clara Barton and Massachusetts Bay Districts began a staff sharing arrangement that is being tried over a two-year interim period. Given geographic proximity of the two districts and a collective desire to share program capacity, we are hopeful that this arrangement will allow us to serve our congregations better. Under this arrangement, each district provides both general and targeted abilities to meet congregational needs.  On July 1, 2014, Ballou Channing entered into partnership with the two districts, and Northern New England District plans to join in 2015.

182 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 393-4216

District Staff

  • Rev. Sue Phillips, District Executive
    sphillips [at] uua [dot] org
  • Meck Groot, Justice Ministries & Operations Manager
    mgroot [at] uua [dot] org
  • Doug Zelinski, Director of Leadership Development
    dzelinski [at] uua [dot] org
  • Karen Bellavance-Grace, Director of Faith Formation
    kbellavancegrace [at] uua [dot] org
  • Juianna Dunn, Events Assistant
    jdunn [at] uua [dot] org
  • Jack McGilvray, Administrator
    jmcgilvray [at] uua [dot] org
  • Judy Murray, Adminstrator/Bookkeeper
    jmurray [at] uua [dot] org 
  • Bill Young, District President
    byoung [at] uua [dot] org


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