Jan Gartner
Compensation and Staffing Practices Manager

Jan is passionate about helping congregations live out their values within their walls! Her work is inspired by the mission of the UUA Office of Church Staff Finances: Guided by the values of our faith, we equip congregations for excellence as employers and their staff for financial competence and well-being.

In her role as Compensation and Staffing Practices Manager, Jan oversees the UUA Compensation Program and helps congregational leaders and staff with a wide variety of personnel-related matters. She is the primary author of the monthly publication, Compensation and Staffing News.

Special interests include productive professional transitions, healthy staff teams, and Polarity Thinking. Jan’s 2019 sabbatical project is entitled, Reimagining for Resilience: Evolving Reflections on Congregational Staffing and More.

Jan joined the UUA staff in 2011, moving to the Office of Church Staff Finances after 5 years in the Professional Development Office. A Credentialed Religious Educator, Jan previously worked in religious education at the congregational and district levels and served as a Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) Good Officer and Board member. She strives to bring all of the skills and sensibilities of an educator to her current role!

Jan telecommutes from her home near Rochester, NY, where she lives with her husband, Mike. She is an enthusiastic soprano in the First Unitarian Church of Rochester choir and an active member of Citizens’ Climate Lobby – Rochester Chapter.

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