I am a long-time volunteer for my congregation and Prairie Star District (now part of Mid America Region) and in the past have served on the Open UUA Committee. Of particular interest to me are the areas of congregational leadership and organization, particularly Systems Theory. Through the district I was trained as a Healthy Congregations facilitator and also in the area of conflict engagement/right relations; I am privileged to be one of the lay consultants who work with congregations in this region as needed. I am still employed and work for the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community administering their ministry grants program; work I find very rewarding. I enjoy working as a compensation consultant in MidAmerica Region.