Christine Purcell serves as the Transitions Program Manager for the Southern and New England Regions. She works closely with congregational leaders, search committees, and transitions coaches to support ministerial search processes. For the last few years, she has worked closely with our Transitions Office, IT department, and Congregational Life staff team on updating the ministry search system.
She began working as a consultant for the UUA Southeast District in 2011. She joined the Southern Region team full time as program staff in 2014. In the spirit of cross-regional collaboration, our Congregational Life staff team leadership gave her the opportunity to hold the transitions portfolios in the New England and Southern regions in September of 2018.
Her educational background is in sociology and criminal justice. Before joining the UUA staff team, she worked as a workshop facilitator at a military counseling center and as a corporate trainer, and held UU congregational and cluster leadership positions.
She has lived in coastal Rhode Island, Virginia, Maryland, and Sardinia (Italy). She currently lives in Tennessee, but dreams of living near the sea again. She enjoys photography, cooperative and strategy games, playing guitar and baritone ukulele, and adventures with her family in her spare time.