Nancy Combs-Morgan

Congregational Life Staff

Southern Region in Congregational Life


Telephone: (859) 494-2424

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Nancy Combs-Morgan

Southern Region Congregational Life Staff

Nancy Combs-Morgan has been immersed in Unitarian Universalist faith development for 26+ years, including 6 as a Director of Religious Education, and 20 years on UUA district and regional staff. As a Congregational Life Consultant in the MidAmerica Region, with a focus in Lifespan Faith Development and Youth/YA ministries, from 2003-2022, she also began serving both the MidAmerica and Southern Regions. She now serves full-time on the Southern Region team. Throughout this progression she has remained passionate about the transformative impact of our faith for children, youth, and young adults.

She has worked closely as a regional representative on the UUA’s Faith Development Co-Lab and is active in supporting the UUA’s RE Credentialing program, including being a RECC mentor and is a Credentialed Religious Educator at the Leadership Level.

Outside of the realm of faith development, she radiates a love of music and spiritual deepening. She completed her certification as a Spiritual Counselor with the OneSpirit Learning Alliance in September of 2022 and is pursuing more opportunities in group spiritual direction. Nancy loves spending time with family and friends in her hometown of Lexington, KY.

From Nancy Combs-Morgan

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I am a Unitarian Universalist and a Kentuckian. For so many reasons in the last few years, my heart has broken with the horrific treatment of people who are made to suffer simply because of their LGBTQ/TGQNB identity. As a UU religious educator, my heart gravitates to young people, who are on a...

By Nancy Combs-Morgan | May 30, 2023 | From Southern Region
Tagged as: Sexuality Education

I was rereading some of James Luther Adams (JLA) work over our Winter break and was inspired, and thankfully reminded, of his emphasis on the role of freely choosing community. Then in reading our Regional Lead, Natalie Briscoe’s blog post from January, What if I’m Not Ready, it further led me...

By Nancy Combs-Morgan | January 31, 2023 | From Southern Region
Tagged as: Love

What will foster multigenerational deepening and sustained faith connections in our UU communities? Well, I wish it was a simple answer, yet there is a beautiful simplicity to a partial answer of what will aid your whole community to grow in faith and multigenerational connection....

By Nancy Combs-Morgan | November 29, 2022 | From Southern Region
Tagged as: Credentialing for Religious Educators, Faith Development, Professional Development for Religious Educators

Unitarian Universalists are a covenantal, not a creedal, Faith. There is no belief requirement, or creed, that you have to say to join us in community, even though there are beliefs that we would consider to be outside the boundaries of our faith....

By Natalie Briscoe, Kathy McGowan, Nancy Combs-Morgan | March 1, 2022 | From Southern Region
Tagged as: Covenant

This video is a portion of the Conversations with Leaders: Dual Platform Future for All Ages webinar that was offered in April. In this video, Nancy Combs-Morgan, Mid-America Congregational Life Staff talks about inclusive congregations and how that needs to be the focus as we plan for the future.

Webinar | By Nancy Combs-Morgan | June 10, 2021 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Building Community, Covenant, Faith Development

Based on the work of Natalie Briscoe Let us begin as we mean to continue, which translates into our sharing a core premise that leadership development is critically important to the vitality of our communities. Even more important is how we approach Unitarian Universalist leadership development.

By Nancy Combs-Morgan, Cameron Young, Lillian Drab-Braddick | February 25, 2021 | From Southern Region

Who would have ever thought that something good could emerge during a pandemic? From our perspective, serving as Congregational Life staff, we have been so inspired by the good, adaptive, and transformative ways our congregations have responded to COVID19. Well, here is some more good news, this...

By Kathy McGowan, Nancy Combs-Morgan | December 28, 2020 | From Southern Region

This August/September our MidAmerica Regional team will be organizing virtual connection opportunities for lay congregational leaders.

By Nancy Combs-Morgan | August 3, 2020 | From MidAmerica News

Flexible/Agile in Working: Leaders understand that processes, tasks and outcomes will not necessarily be the same next week as they were, and they remain agile in approaching situations and answers to questions and issues that arise in their work with congregations; they know that they have to be...

By Nancy Combs-Morgan | July 23, 2020

Collaborators: Leaders know how to work and play well with others; they understand it’s not about who is right, but how people can work together to ensure the best possible outcome in both task completion and relationship building/sustaining. Leaders in the future are going to be collaborators.

By Nancy Combs-Morgan | July 23, 2020

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