Joan Van Becelaere
Rev. Joan Van Becelaere serves as a Congregational Life Consultant for the Central East Region. She has been working as part of the Congregational Life staff since 2007. Previously, Rev. Van Becelaere was Vice President for Student Services at Iliff Theological School in Denver, CO where she also taught Unitarian Universalist polity classes. Rev. Van Becelaere serves as primary contact for congregations in New York state including the northern portion of the state, the Capital Region and the central portion of the state. She is part of the Congregational Life Multisite Support Team and coaches those considering partnerships and collaborations between congregations. She is also regional Program Manager for the Commissioned Lay Ministry program and assists with a number of other program areas, including large church support. Rev. Van Becelaere is a story teller and specializes in presenting Dr. Seuss stories.