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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.

  • Fax: (617) 948-6468


  • 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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