Evin Carvill Ziemer

Full name: Rev. Evin Carvill Ziemer (they/any)

Developmental Lead

New England Region in Congregational Life

Email: eziemer@uua.org

Telephone: (617) 948-4328

Image of Evin Carvill-Ziemer: white non-binary person with short dark hair and glasses leaning on a railing. Evin is wearing a black sweater over a blue collar shirt.

Evin serves as the Developmental Lead for the New England Region. Previous to this position Evin served the Central East Region as a Congregational Consultant with responsibilities in youth ministry. Evin has also served congregations in Ohio and as Ohio Meadville District and St. Lawrence District staff. Evin holds a Masters of Divinity from Earlham School of Religion and Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College.
Evin grew up Unitarian Universalist in New England attending congregations in New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts before seminary. Before ministry they worked as a teacher and experiential educator.

Pronouns: I do identify as genderqueer. Many people use different pronouns for me, which is fine. You may use "she", "he", or "they" as seems appropriate to you and the context.

From Evin Carvill Ziemer

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Hello! And thank you for all the ways many of you have already welcomed me to the New England Region.I grew up here, mostly in New Hampshire and Vermont. I came of age in the Milford, NH UU congregation and as a young adult attended congregations in Connecticut and western Massachusetts. Then I...

By Evin Carvill Ziemer | September 5, 2023 | From NER News

This summer, I switched regions beginning as the New England Region Developmental Lead. This has meant saying good bye to the Central East Region. Not really goodbye, I’m still UUA staff and I’ll still surely see you at various online programs. But, still, it is a goodbye of sorts.

By Evin Carvill Ziemer | August 21, 2023 | From Better Together
Tagged as: UUA Districts & Regions, UUA Staff

This is a story of two moments online and how some of the ways we white UU’s show up can cause harm.I’m writing this now because General Assembly is around the corner ...

By Evin Carvill Ziemer | June 12, 2023 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Building Community, Anti-Racism

It’s a common question right now. It’s not just your congregation! What can congregational life look like for the children and families attending now?

By Evin Carvill Ziemer | November 14, 2022 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Building Community, Faith Development

The five of us have all known for some time that we, collectively, need to learn how to do a better job welcoming and fully including neurodivergent people in our congregations. As UUA and UUMA staff, we haven’t known how to do this or how we should help.

By Evin Carvill Ziemer, Darrick Jackson, Sarah Gettie McNeill, Jennica Davis-Hockett | July 25, 2022 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Diversity & Inclusion, Disability & Accessibility

Our mandate as Unitarian Universalists is to build Beloved Community in our congregations, and learning to draw our circles of welcome wider and wider is a growth opportunity for our churches.

Training | By Megan Foley, Sana Saeed, Evin Carvill Ziemer | June 7, 2022 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Diversity & Inclusion, Hospitality, Membership Growth & Outreach

As the omicron surge–tsunami–hits the United States I am grateful for the protection of vaccination and yet I am braced against less deadly, but still deep impact. The impact of a form of trauma called “moral injury” or “moral distress”. I’m worried for all of us.

By Evin Carvill Ziemer | January 3, 2022 | From Better Together
Tagged as: #COVID19, Support and Caring in Congregations

If you’re a congregational leader, you may be wondering why you can’t do anything right and it seems like someone is always angry with you right now. It’s not you. You’re not alone.

By Evin Carvill Ziemer | November 22, 2021 | From Better Together

Are you already livestreaming and want to do more to integrate the online and in person participation? Here are some practical tips!

Book | By George Carvill, Evin Carvill Ziemer, Renee Ruchotzke | November 17, 2021 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Worship Tips

I keep hearing the word “resilient” and keep wondering what people mean by it. From a trauma-informed lens, resilience doesn’t mean we aren’t impacted. People who go through trauma are changed. Just as all of us have been impacted over the last year.

By Evin Carvill Ziemer | May 10, 2021 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Keeping Children Safe

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