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Congregational Life

The mission of Congregational Life staff is to:

  • Cultivate connections between congregations
  • Inspire and coach new & innovative models of “doing church”
  • Midwife & empower existing congregations & their leaders to next level of impact

Stated simply we strive to serve interdependence, innovation and impact.

Congregational Life is made up of five regional field staff teams that work with district and regional boards to support the health and growth of congregations and other Unitarian Universalist communities.


Rev. Scott Tayler
Director of Congregational Life
(585) 709-9120
stayler [at] uua [dot] org

Regional Leads

Rev. Sue Phillips
Regional Lead, New England
sphillips [at] uua [dot] org

Rev. Joan VanBecelaere
Regional Lead, Central Eastern
jvanbecelaere [at] uua [dot] org

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

Rev. Kenn Hurto
Regional Lead, Southern
khurto [at] uua [dot] org

Rev. Nancy Bowen
Regional Lead, Pacific West
nbowen [at] uua [dot] org

Additional Support

Rev. Tandi Rogers
Innovation and Network Specialist
(253) 278-4646
trogers [at] uua [dot] org (trogers @

Heather Adams Bond
Manager of Congregational Life Administration
(617) 948-4370
hbond [at] uua [dot] org (hbond @

Brent Lewis
Congregational Life Administrator
(617) 948-4272
bjurgess [at] uua [dot] org

Online Discussions and Groups 

To join the conversation with the Congregational Life team and other congregational leaders, please explore these online discussions and groups:

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