Beth Casebolt

Full name: Beth Casebolt, CRE (she/her)

CER Operations Manager and Communications Consultant

Central East Region in Congregational Life


Telephone: (740) 232-9048

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Beth Casebolt is the Operations Manager and Communications Consultant for the Central East Region. Prior to regionalization she served as the District Administrator for the Ohio-Meadville District, a position she started in November 2007. She is very interested in accessibility issues especially with online teaching, such as in webinars and online learning platforms.

Beth began her service to Unitarian Universalism as a religious educator, she is a credentialed religious educator, associate level; a trainer of teachers for the Our Whole Lives program elementary ages; a member of the Liberal Religious Educators Association, a mentor for the religious educators' credentialing program and has served on the LREDA Mentoring Committee.

Prior to taking on the administrator role she served as the secretary of the OMD Board. She also served the Ohio-Meadville District as member and chair of the Lifespan Faith Development Committee, Children's Program Coordinator for Summer Institute 2003 and as a Small Congregation Liaison. She is a member of the Association of UU Administrators.

Outside of Unitarian Universalism, Beth holds a BS in Nursing from Alderson-Broaddus College, has held an active Registered Nursing license in multiple states since 1988 and has held an active certification from the Certified Pediatric Nursing Board since 1990. She stays current with children and youth health and safety issues. She enjoys working in technical theatre and worked with the Ohio University Eastern Campus as a technical director, costume designer and stage manager for 25 years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her partner and traveling to visit their two young adults.

From Beth Casebolt

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When I meet with congregational leaders, as we talk about the challenges the congregation is facing, and resources or trainings they might need, at some point I usually ask the question, Where are you finding unexpected joy in your congregation this year?

By Beth Casebolt | April 8, 2024 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Building Community

I attended my first General Assembly in 1998. I had only been a member of my congregation for 2 years, and had just completed my first year as the Director of Religious Education (DRE).

By Beth Casebolt | March 18, 2024 | From Better Together
Tagged as: General Assembly, UUA Governance & Management

Are you looking for the unexpected joy in your community?

By Beth Casebolt | September 11, 2023 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Building Community

Many UUs love to read. If reading is a passion for you, there are many great books out there on the topics of antiracism, anti-oppression and multicultural issues. Two great resources for these books and discussion guides for deeper engagement are Beacon Press and the annual UU Common Read.

By Beth Casebolt | March 20, 2023 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Anti-Racism, Faith Development

As the election is tomorrow, we offer this Litany for the day: Fort those who educate others, and register new voters, We thank you for preserving our democracy. For those who fill out absentee forms and completed mail-in ballots, We thank you for preserving our democracy. For those who provide...

By Beth Casebolt | November 7, 2022 | From Better Together
Tagged as: 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), Voting Rights

Covenants have been at the foundation of Unitarian Universalism in the United States since 1648. What many don’t realize is that the covenants not only were important between the members of the individual congregations, but also among the congregations.

By Beth Casebolt | October 24, 2022 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Fundraising for Congregations, Support and Caring in Congregations

It's the old adage two steps forward, one step back - every time we think we're making progress back to "life as it was" something happens to push us back into that waiting zone.

By Beth Casebolt | May 9, 2022 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Pastoral Care, Social Justice

Last week I skimmed over an article that talked about how Americans love to be the heroes but never want to do the long term work to make lasting change. And I wondered about that. Was it true? And then the storm of this past weekend happened.

By Beth Casebolt | February 7, 2022 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Congregations in Partnership, Leadership Development

I am tired. Are you tired? I'm tired and cranky and just want all of this craziness to stop.

By Beth Casebolt | November 8, 2021 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Building Community, Covenant Groups & Small Group Ministry

This summer has seen a number of natural disasters that have affected millions of individuals and some of our congregations.

By Beth Casebolt | September 6, 2021 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Trauma and Disaster Response

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