Hilary Allen

Congregational Consultant

New England Region in Congregational Life

Email: hallen@uua.org

Telephone: (617) 948-4257

Hilary began her tenure on Congregational Life staff in 2013 and is part of the programmatic team bringing the Practices of Spiritual Leadership to UU congregations. Originally from the Carolinas, Hilary delights in those magical facilitation moments when a group experiences some new insight or possibility. In addition to her work with New England UU congregations, Hilary also works on the Daring Compassion Movement Chaplaincy project with Faith Matters Network. She received an Masters of Divinity from Episcopal Divinity School and currently lives in Roslindale, Massachusetts.

From Hilary Allen

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Doing Our Inner Work | New England Region

Pausing at the Water’s Edge

Hilary Allen

From Doing Our Inner Work
I don’t doubt that many of us are maybe a little afraid to reflect so soon on something that is still quite close and tender. These fears may be part of...
Choosing Ourselves

Hilary Allen

From Doing Our Inner Work
If we don’t take the rest we need, the temptation to act out of white supremacy culture is that much stronger.
Close Encounters

Hilary Allen

From Doing Our Inner Work
We have to assume that if we are engaged in dismantling white supremacy, then we will have to encounter it along the way.

Faithful Risking | New England Region

Risking in the Time of Change

Hilary Allen

From Faithful Risking
Earlier this year, just as the reality of the pandemic was unfolding, the New England Region was planning to host a workshop on “Faithful Risking,” one...


Resources for Committees on Ministry

Erica Baron, Sana Saeed, Patricia Infante, Hilary Allen, Melissa James

From LeaderLab
Here are the latest insights, ideas, tools, and permission to do the work of the Committee on (Shared) Ministry effectively from Congregational Life Staff.

New England Region

Excerpts for the Journey

Hilary Allen

From New England Region
Here I was thinking everything had already been said. That there were no other words to say (again) what we all already know: here we are, still in...

Tending to Tradition | New England Region

Tending to Repair

Hilary Allen

From Binding to Tradition
A few weeks ago, I joined Joe, Meck, and our Region’s Spiritual Leadership for Culture Change Community of Practice (join anytime!) for a conversation o...


A Prayer for the Faithifiers

Hilary Allen

From WorshipWeb
Gracious One: Keep watch on the innovators, the trailblazers, the takers of risk. Invite us to be persons of vision and integrity....

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