New Staff Specialties in the Pacific Western Region
We've recently said goodbye to some staff people on the Pacific Western Regional team. We've said hello to others, and one position remains open. In the interim, we'd like to share with you our areas of specialty.
Five of our staff are both "generalists" and "specialists," meaning that they serve as primary contact for thirty or more congregations, as well as a specialist to all 180+ Pacific Western Regional congregations in more than one specialty area. One of our staff, Eric Bliss, is purely a specialist.
This year, Christine Purcell, who has served as ministerial transitions specialist for other regions, began serving the PWR in this capacity. From her home in New England she supports our network of Regional Transitions Coaches (RTCs.) Her contact information is in the chart below.
|Accessibility and Inclusion Ministries||Annie Scott|
|Conflict Transformation/Healthy Congregations Team||Tandi Rogers|
|Covenanting Communities||Tandi Rogers|
|Disaster Relief||Sarah Schurr|
|Emerging Adult Ministry (Ages 18-24)||Eric Bliss|
|Emerging Ministries (new congregations and UU communities)||Tandi Rogers|
|Generosity and Stewardship||Tandi Rogers|
|Leadership Development||Jonipher Kūpono Kwong|
|LGBTQ+ Inclusion||Jonipher Kūpono Kwong|
|Ministerial Transitions||Christine Purcell|
|Multicultural Inclusion/Dismantling White Supremacy||Jonipher Kūpono Kwong|
|Our Whole Lives Lifespan Sexuality Education||Sarah Gibb Millspaugh|
|Professional Misconduct (addressing, healing from)||Sarah Gibb Millspaugh|
|Religious Education/Lifespan Faith Formation||Annie Scott|
|Safety in Congregations||Sarah Gibb Millspaugh|
|Small Congregations||Sarah Schurr|
|Social Justice/Public Witness||Sarah Gibb Millspaugh|
|UU College of Social Justice||Jonipher Kūpono Kwong|
|Youth Ministry (Ages 14-18)||Eric Bliss|
Your primary contact remains your best way to get the services you need. If they can't help you with what you need, they can connect you with the relevant specialist. We look forward to all the ways we will engage with you in the coming year.