Christine Purcell serves as the Transitions Program Manager for the Central East, MidAmerica, New England, and Southern 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 MinistrySearch system.
She began working as a consultant for our Association's Southeast District in 2011. She joined the Southern Region team full-time as program staff in 2014, as a region emerged from our district structure. In the spirit of cross-regional collaboration, our Congregational Life staff team leadership gave her the opportunity to hold the transitions portfolios for multiple regions in September of 2018. This change gave her the ability to focus on her favorite aspect of field staff work--supporting congregational leaders in ministerial searches.
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 in Sardinia, Italy, as a corporate trainer, and as a UU congregational and cluster leader.
She lives in central Connecticut, but feels like she lives on Zoom (video-conference)! She enjoys photography, cooperative and strategy games, playing guitar and baritone ukulele, singing, and traveling with her family in her spare time.