Janine Larsen served the UUA in 2004 as District Executive in the Pacific Northwest, following a career in nonprofit organization management and as a consultant to philanthropists. She was also a member of UUA Congregational Life staff in the Pacific Western Region, Janine worked directly with congregations in the region to help leaders assess and improve vitality, church systems, governance and leadership development.
Janine, her spouse and their young adult daughter and son are all Seattle natives still living in the Northwest. Janine is a UU lay leader, and is a member and past president of the Woodinville UU Church near Seattle. She practices Zen Buddhism which helps her stay balanced and enjoy golf with the benefit of a high handicap.