Carey McDonald

Executive Vice President

Office of the President in Administration


Telephone: (617) 948-4304

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Carey McDonald is the UUA's Executive Vice President, helping to lead the organization in fulfilling its mission and overseeing staff operations. He previously served as the UUA's Outreach Director and as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, and is a former lay member of the UUA Ministerial Fellowship Committee and the Skinner House Books Board. Prior to joining the UUA, Carey worked in educational policy with the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Department of Education. Carey is a seventh generation Unitarian Universalist and a member of First Parish in Malden, MA and the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, Ohio. He was active in Columbus as a youth leader in the Ohio Meadville District Youth Adult Committee and with Diverse and Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM). Carey holds a bachelors in Economics from Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and a masters in Organizational Leadership from Wheelock College in Boston, MA (now a part of Boston University).

He lives Malden, MA with his spouse and kids. He was elected in 2021 as a Malden City Councillor At Large.

From Carey McDonald

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New online hub will offer resources, support for dismantling oppression.

By Nao Bethea, Janice Marie Johnson, Carey McDonald | April 1, 2023 | From UU World
Tagged as: Anti-Racism, Multiculturalism, Faith Development

Response to Widening the Circle of Concern includes new study/action guide for congregations.

By Carey McDonald | December 1, 2021 | From UU World
Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Change, Anti-Oppression, Anti-Racism

Letter from the UUA administration.

By Jessica York, Carey McDonald, Janice Marie Johnson | September 1, 2020 | From UU news
Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Diversity, Inclusion, Oppression, Race/Ethnicity, Racial Justice & Multicultural Ministries

Dear Friends, I’m writing to you in the afterglow of an incredible, imaginative, powerful, and all-virtual General Assembly. With the third-largest attendance ever to the UUA’s annual gathering (more than 4900 people!) we chatted, workshopped, listened, learned, worshipped, sang, gave, phoned,...

By Carey McDonald | July 9, 2020 | From Press Releases

Love is hard. Love for people, especially those who are different from you. Love that says “I see you as a person.” Love that says “let your unique light shine in the world” because each of our souls touches the divine mystery. Love that says “we’re on a journey together, and my fate is...

Responsive Reading | By Carey McDonald, Terasa Cooley | September 27, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Commitment, Love, Relationships

Questions probing the heart of Unitarian Universalism.

Feature | By Elandria Williams, Carey McDonald, The Rev. Mr. Barb Greve, Sofía Betancourt, Elías Ortega | September 1, 2019 | From UU World
Tagged as: Change, Commitment, Community, Covenant, Multiculturalism, UU Theology, General Assembly

One of the most urgent issues we’re facing as Unitarian Universalists (UUs) is the rising number of difficulties experienced by our religious professionals of color in their ministries....

By Carey McDonald | June 8, 2018 | From UU Voices

But more than any program or initiative, it is the lived experience of queer and non-binary folx in our congregations that is the real measure of inclusivity. Here’s where the intersectionality of race, gender, age and sexuality play out, because the younger generations in our congregations (and the whole United States) are less straight and less white.

By Carey McDonald | February 26, 2018 | From Uplift

This mid-year update is an opportunity to share what is underway at the UUA (2017-2018) and what Unitarian Universalists can expect to see in the coming year (2018-2019).

By Carey McDonald, Susan Frederick-Gray | February 16, 2018 | From Press Releases

An introduction to Unitarian Universalism including our beliefs, our history, and our community. Perfect for visitors looking for a spiritual home. Pack of 100. To read this pamphlet click here.

Pamphlet or Card | By Carey McDonald | From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop
Tagged as: Belief, Community, Faith, Unitarian Universalism

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Ideas | UU World

Why Unitarian Universalists are Reexamining Article II

Alexandra Varney McDonald

From Ideas
UUA Executive Vice President Carey McDonald answers questions about proposed changes to the Principles, Purposes, and Sources.

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