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Christine Purcell

Transitions Program Manager

New England Region in Congregational Life

Transitions Program Manager

Central East Region in Congregational Life

Email: cpurcell@uua.org

Telephone: 617-843-3621, 6125

Christine Purcell with her baritone ukulele

Christine Purcell serves as the Transitions Program Manager on the Congregational Life field staff team. She works closely with regional staff, congregational boards of trustees, search committees, and transitions coaches to support ministerial search processes. For the last few years, she has worked closely with our Transitions Office and IT department on updating the MinistrySearch System and search support resources. 

She began working as a consultant for our Association's Southeast District in 2011. As regional staff, she held small congregation, staffing analysis, strategic planning, and ministerial transitions portfolios. In the spirit of cross-regional collaboration, our Congregational Life leadership team gave her the opportunity to hold the transitions portfolios for all five regions in 2018. This change gave her the ability to focus on her favorite aspect of field staff work--supporting congregational leaders in the ministerial transition process.

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 is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (trauma response) and as a Red Cross emergency shelter manager. She is an Our Whole Lives facilitator, as well.

She lives in central Connecticut, but feels like she lives on Zoom (video-conference)! In her spare time, she enjoys photography, cooperative and strategy games, traveling with her family, and playing guitar, bass ukulele, and baritone ukulele. 

From Christine Purcell

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The Settlement Handbook

Christine Purcell

Two formats of our Settlement Handbook, the guide to settled ministry search.

Southern Region

Can You Explain the Logic?

Connie Goodbread, Christine Purcell

From Southern Region
He asked, “Can you explain the logic behind having Dwight Brown Leadership Experience in May in Arkansas?” “Why, yes I can.” I replied. The...
A Home That Is Good to Us

Christine Purcell

From Southern Region
I love getting emails from the Church of the Larger Fellowship. They start off with “Our faith alive in the world!” That phrase makes me smile every...
Vulnerability and Belonging

Christine Purcell

From Southern Region
“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.” ― Dr. Brené...
Learning from Pantsuit Nation

Christine Purcell

From Southern Region
A week or so before the presidential election, an elder of our faith added me to Pantsuit Nation, a secret Facebook group with 3.8 million members, most of whom supported Secretary Clinton...

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