Connie Goodbread

Acting Director, HOPE for Us Conflict Engagement Team

HOPE for Us Conflict Engagement Team in Congregational Life


Telephone: (727) 772-3508

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Connie Goodbread is serving Unitarian Universalism as HOPE for Us Conflict Engagement Team Director. Connie studied Healthy Congregations development and conflict identification and transformation with Rev. Dr. Peter Steinke. She developed a conflict process called Pathfinder that was born out of that work with Rev. Dr. Peter Steinke.

Connie served as Co-Lead of UUA Southern Region for three years. She has served in one capacity or another in every region of our Association. Prior to that she served two congregations as a Credentialed Religious Educator.

From Connie Goodbread

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Remember what is at the heart of Unitarian Universalism. Remember those values that will sustain you as we move deeper into this time of unknowing and solitude. For me I come back over and over to the love that holds me and that I am accountable to.

By Connie Goodbread | April 30, 2020 | From Southern Region

As we move forward into this anxious time, how we do what we do will make all the difference in helping to control the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

By Natalie Briscoe, Connie Goodbread | March 13, 2020 | From Southern Region

I began ballet lessons when I was 3 years old. I remember begging my grandparents to allow me to stop playing softball - where the shirts were always polyester, the sun was always hot, and the dust was always in my mouth - in favor of the beautiful tutus, pointe shoes, and air conditioned studios of ballet.

By Natalie Briscoe, Connie Goodbread, Kathy McGowan, Nancy Combs-Morgan | December 8, 2019 | From Southern Region

We live in frightening times. We are, on a daily basis, made aware of the fact that horrendous events happen moment by moment. In those instances, we can be re-traumatized and/or challenged in ways that we try to come to grips with, and not shy away from.

By Connie Goodbread, Hope Johnson | August 8, 2019 | From Southern Region

Covenant: A deep abiding promise, grounded in my deepest values, that I hold myself accountable to. Does your congregation suffer from constant, divisive conflict? Is your congregation looking to develop its first covenant to help members with healthier behavior?...

Workshop | By Connie Goodbread | June 13, 2019 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Covenant, Healthy Behavior

Everything we do is Faith Formation - Everything we teach is Unitarian Universalism - The Congregation is the Curriculum

By Connie Goodbread | February 20, 2019 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Faith Development

S-H-I-F-T is a way to remember the basics of emotional systems (Self-Differientation, Homeostasis, Identified patient, emotional Familiy field, and Triagulation) and how they operatin in congregations.

Video | By Connie Goodbread | November 19, 2018 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Competencies for Leadership, Healthy Behavior

Every fall congregations begin to look at the challenges and needs they might be facing in the coming year. Please remember that the Southern Region Congregational Life Staff Team is your team. There are many ways that we can partner with you as you begin your new church year.

By Connie Goodbread, Natalie Briscoe | October 4, 2018 | From Southern Region

"If you don’t believe that your enemy can be redeemed you will become what you hate.” - Rev. Dr. William Barber II “I learn from my enemies,” Killmonger retorts. “You have become them,” T'Challa responds. I have said this so many times in the past year that it rings in my head at night...

By Connie Goodbread | April 23, 2018 | From Southern Region

We are delighted to be writing this blog as the Southern Region’s new Co-Leads. Wait - what? Four years ago the four District Boards that made up the Southern Region voted to regionalize. In other words, they chose to break down District boundaries, pool resources, and combine the staff members...

By Natalie Briscoe, Connie Goodbread | January 16, 2018 | From Southern Region

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