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New England Region UUA

The New England Region is the smallest geographical area with the highest concentration of Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) member congregations in the US. We are four districts, six states, 231 congregations that are served by a single integrated regional staff team, with expertise in every area of congregational life. Visit New England Region's website to learn about events, support services, and other regional information.

Contact our main office at (617) 948-6415, email newengland [at] uua [dot] org or contact an individual staff member listed below.

Regional Staff Contacts

Our staff are often the first and primary source of support, counsel and information for lay and professional leaders. We offer more than 40 learning events every year. Our contacts and specialty areas are shown below. Please call anyone on the team to ask a question or request services.

  • Rev. Sue Phillips, New England Regional Lead
    sphillips [at] uua [dot] org, (617) 948-4372
  • Hilary Allen, Innovation and Growth
    hallen [at] uua [dot] org, (617) 948-4257
  • Karen Bellavance-Grace, Congregational Collaborations
    kbellavancegrace [at] uua [dot] org, (617) 948-4258
  • Joy Blanchette, Regional Administrator
    jblanchette [at] uua [dot] org, (617) 948-6415
  • Dawn Casstevens, Events and Communications Coordinator
    dcasstevens [at] uua [dot] org, (617) 948-6429
  • Meck Groot, Operations Director | Justice Ministries
    mgroot [at] uua [dot] org, (617) 948-6414
  • Judy Murray, Bookkeeper
    jmurray [at] uua [dot] org, (617) 948-6431
  • Joe Sullivan, Stewardship | Peer Facilitator Program
    jsullivan [at] uua [dot] org, (617) 948-4383
  • Kim Sweeney, Faith Formation | Safe Congregations
    ksweeney [at] uua [dot] org, (617) 948-4297
  • Rev. Marta Valentín, Ministerial Transitions
    mvalentin [at] uua [dot] org, (617) 948-4379
  • Doug Zelinski, Congregational Redevelopment
    dzelinski [at] uua [dot] org, (617) 948-4390

Our Districts

Though the New England Region is served by a single regional staff team, each district maintains its own board with fiduciary responsibilities. In April of 2016, two districts, Clara Barton and Massachusetts Bay, voted to begin the process of dissolution over the next year. Covenanted relationships guide our work together as New England's four districts and regional staff live and grow into new forms of organization.

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