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New England Region UUA Staff

Your New England Region UUA Staff (L-R from top): Woullard Lett, Hilary Allen, Karen Bellavance-Grace, Joy Blanchette, Chanel Gomez, Meck Groot, Dawn McKetchnie, Joe Sullivan

Staff Contacts
Staff Contacts for the New England Region
UUA Districts & Regions

Your New England Region UUA staff provides coaching, consulting, facilitation, training, and resources for healthy, vital Unitarian Universalist ministries. Contact us when your church leadership wants to talk, share, or ask questions about ANY aspect of congregational life. (617) 948-6415, newengland [at] uua [dot] org. Our support is made possible by generous gifts from member congregations.

Program Team

Program staff are often the first and primary source of support, counsel and information for lay and professional leaders. Our time is largely devoted to

  • individual and group consultations and coaching
  • board/leadership retreat facilitation
  • conflict transformation
  • support for ministers and congregations in ministerial transition
  • search and settlement support for interim, part-time and consulting ministries
  • support for lifespan religious education and faith formation
  • consultation on congregation-based justice ministries
  • small congregations support and congregational collaborations
  • consultation and referrals on strengthening congregational stewardship
  • designing and delivering learning events

Administrative Team

All administrative staff are available to take your calls and answer general questions by phone or email. They provide assistance with events information and registrations; invoices and payments; records, web postings, and more. They also each have their area of specialty or focus. Please check the contact numbers to the right to see if your question or concern might most easily be addressed by a particular person, or simply call the office at (617) 948-6415 or email newengland [at] uua [dot] org.

Regionalization of District Staff

Our shared theology of interdependence has evolved over time, and so too have our forms of denominational governance and staff oversight. On July 1, 2015, the four districts representing 234 congregations in the six states of New England began sharing a single staff team. This shift serves to free district leaders to focus on ministries rather than governance, and create more efficient, accountable, and mutually supportive systems so we can better live our faith in the world. 

Our Core Purpose

With founding dates that stretch back to the seventeenth century, New England Unitarian Universalist congregations carry a long history rooted in the Cambridge Platform of 1648. In keeping with recommendations made in that document, New England Regional staff encourages and supports our congregations to take a deep interest in each other; to consider best practices together; to model spiritual leadership with one another; and to share their stories of doubt, risk and transformation. By cultivating connections among our congregations, we seek to inspire new and innovative models of doing church and coach existing congregations to a deeper and a wider practice of faith, hope and love.

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For more information contact newengland@uua.org.

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