Volunteer at the Intergenerational Spring Seminar
Volunteer at the Intergenerational Spring Seminar

The success of the seminar depends upon the talent of volunteers who contribute their time, energy, and skills.

Open Volunteer Positions

  • Collaboration Group Leaders: (Position open to youth or adults!) Seminar participants have the opportunity to facilitate intergenerational small discussion groups called Collaboration Groups that meet periodically throughout the Seminar. All participants gather in Collaboration Groups to struggle together with the issues raised during the Seminar, process and discuss ideas, and reflect creatively on solutions. Guiding readings and prompt questions will be provided, and Collaboration Group Leaders will receive a virtual training prior to the seminar. Applications for Collaboration Group Leaders are due March 10, 2020.

Meet the 2020 Planning Committee


Headshot photo of Taz Trefzger smiling and wearing headphones

Taz Trefzger

Taz Trefzger is super excited to be the senior youth dean for this year's spring seminar! Taz uses they/them pronouns and is from Kingston, Ontario. 

Photo of Sophia Geiger in front of the U.S. Capitol building holding a sign that reads "What's your plan?" with a drawing of planet Earth

Sophia Geiger

Sophia Geiger is the junior youth dean for this year's Seminar.

Headshot photo of Rev. Stevie K. Carmody smiling and wearing a bike helmet

Rev. Stevie K Carmody

Stevie Carmody (he/him) is the adult dean for this year's Spring Seminar, meaning he supports the youth deans and promotes youth empowerment. Stevie works in young adult ministry for the UUA and is especially interested in how Spring Seminar can be welcoming to young adults. In his free time, Stevie loves singing, running, and cooking, and he lives in Queens, New York.


Zale Piepho

Zale Piepho is a youth chaplain at the 2020 Intergenerational Seminar.

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Maggie Young

Maggie Young is a youth chaplain for the 2020 UU-UNO Spring Seminar. Her home congregation is located in Rockland County, New York. This is her second year on the Planning Committee, and she is very excited to be a part of this year’s wonderful team. She is looking forward to the Seminar and hopes to see you there!

Headshot photo of Rev. Karen Johnston smiling

Rev. Karen Johnston

Rev. Karen G. Johnston is an adult chaplain for the 2020 Seminar. She serves our UU congregation in East Brunswick NJ. She used to be a social worker and on the side, a wanna-be performance poet. She grew up in Oregon and used to live in Western Massachusetts. She has a meditation practice in need of practice. This is her first time at Spring Seminar.

Headshot photo of Tim Murphy smiling

Tim Murphy

Tim Murphy is an adult chaplain for the 2020 Spring Seminar. Tim Murphy is a youth advisor at the UU Church of Indianapolis. He is one of the adult advisors for the Heartland Area Youth Council and has served on the staff of Youth MidWest Leadership School for several years. He loves to work with youth and promotes youth empowerment every chance he gets. He's been to tons of cons and trainings as both staff and attendee, and has been on staff at both CanUUdle and GA Youth Caucus. He works as a cataloger at a public library, serves as the merchandise coordinator for Naptown Roller Derby and in his spare time watches lots of movies and rides as many roller coasters as he can find!

Planning Committee Teams

Communications & Community-Building Team

  • Gina Damasco (Team Lead)
  • Sydney Boyer
  • Ben Burtt
  • Yalaisa Douglas
  • Allison Hess
  • Torin Lackmann
  • Lindsey Mayer

Physical Reality & Logistics Team

  • Ben Burtt (Team Lead)
  • Sydney Boyer
  • Gina Damasco
  • Yalaisa Douglas
  • Rob Kipp
  • Satya Tabachnick
  • TingXuan Su

Spiritual Grounding Team

  • Satya Tabachnick (Team Lead)
  • Chaplains

Trajectory of Learning Team

  • Karoline Moore (Team Lead)
  • Torin Lackmann
  • Bruce Knotts
  • Lindsey Mayer
  • TingXuan Su
  • Deans

For more information contact unitednations@uua.org.

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