Congregational Life
Congregational Life
UUA Staff

Welcome to Virtual GA2020! We are so glad to have you join us. 

We hope to greeting you personally at one of our online zoom open houses.   

The mission of Congregational Life staff is to:

  • Coach: Congregations feel supported in their work, both structural and missional
  • Connect: Congregations feel they are a part of a larger Association
  • Challenge: Congregations understand their covenantal relationship with their UUA
  • Companion: Congregations feel known, cared for, heard, seen and affirmed

About Our Regions

Stated simply we strive to serve interdependence, innovation, and impact.

Congregational Life is made up of five regional field staff teams led by the Director of Congregational Life that work with district and regional boards to support the health and growth of congregations and other Unitarian Universalist communities.

Who to Call for Support

Below is a list of our departmental leadership. More specific staff contact information can be found on our regional information page.

Director of Congregational Life

  • Jessica York
    jyork [at] uua [dot] org (jyork @

Regional Leads

  • Woullard Lett
    Regional Lead, New England
    wlett [at] uua [dot] org
  • Rev. Megan Foley
    Regional Lead, Central East
    mfoley [at] uua [dot] org (mfoley @
  • Rev. David Pyle
    Regional Lead, MidAmerica
    dpyle [at] uua [dot] org (dpyle @
  • Rev. Carlton Smith
    Regional Lead, Pacific West
    csmith [at] uua [dot] org
  • Connie Goodbread and Natalie Briscoe
    Co-Regional Leads, Southern Region
    cgoodbread [at] uua [dot] org (​cgoodbread @ and nbriscoe [at] uua [dot] org (nbriscoe @

Additional Support

  • Heather Adams Bond
    Budget and Safe Congregation Manager
    (617) 948-4370
    hbond [at] uua [dot] org (hbond @
  • Sabine Girauld
    Congregational Life Administrator
    (617) 948-6114
    sgirauld [at] uua [dot] org (sgirauld @

Online Discussions and Groups 

To join the conversation with the Congregational Life team and other congregational leaders, please explore these online discussions and groups:

As Unitarian Universalists, we believe that the sacred and the power of grace arise from the interdependent web of which we all are a part. As we build deeper connections between all of us, a powerful creativity arises that enables us to transform the world and each other.
—Rev. Scott Tayler, former Director, Congregational Life

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