Emily Cherry

Full name: Emily Cherry (they/them)

Congregational Life Staff

New England Region in Congregational Life

Email: echerry@uua.org

Telephone: (617) 948-4236

Emily, a White non-binary person in their thirties with short curly reddish hair, wears a dark green turtleneck in a coffee shop with a brick background. They pose with their hand on their chin and smile softly at the camera.

Emily Cherry (they/them) is a Congregational Life Consultant for the New England Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association. They bring to the role several years of professional administrative experience, both in the Transitions Office and in the larger Ministries and Faith Development Office at the UUA, as well was previous work experience in the human services field.

Emily graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA with a BA in Psychology and a self-designed minor in Values, Ethics, and Social Action. After completing their studies and moving to Boston, Emily immersed themself in congregational life at First Parish in Brookline. There, they served on the welcoming committee and committee on ministry, sang in the choir, co-chaired the worship committee, and served on the board. They currently serve on the board of the international Young Adult Revival Network.

Emily believes in the Holy power of our choice to build community with one another and in our ability to foster collective resilience in a complicated world. In their spare time, they enjoy being goofy with beloveds, going out to eat, hiking, and moving their body in as many playful ways as they feel called.