Natalie Briscoe

Congregational Life Staff

Southern Region in Congregational Life


Telephone: (512) 296-5396

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Natalie Aguila Briscoe received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 where her focus was on learning and perception across the lifespan and her Master's Degree in counseling and human development from the University of North Texas in 2002. She has amassed over a decade as a Religious Educator, serving congregations in the Southern and Pacific Western Regions. Natalie joined the Unitarian Universalist Association's Congregational Life Staff in 2013, began serving as the Co-Lead of the Southern Region in 2018, and transitioned to the sole Lead of the Region in 2021. She is the recipient of the Norma Veridan Award for unique and outstanding service in Religious Education and the Ruth Clark Award for Excellence in Service to Unitarian Universalism. Natalie is a proud Queer Pinay woman whose ministry is to help congregations become the best institutional incarnation of Unitarian Universalism that they can be.

From Natalie Briscoe

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"Doing nothing is very hard to do… you never know when you're finished." — Leslie NielsenOne of the many amazing and privileged honors about working for the Unitarian Universalist Association is that we are granted sabbatical leave roughly every seven years. In recognition of our need for...

By Natalie Briscoe | March 4, 2024 | From Southern Region

Quick Version: The congregation’s culture is its most important featureLeaders have a major impact on cultureCritical skills for congregational leaders to develop at this time are self-awareness, empathy, an ability to grow individuals and teams, and creativity.The most important feature of our...

By Natalie Briscoe | February 1, 2024 | From Southern Region
Tagged as: Leadership Development

As a people of one shared Faith and as single congregations tied to others through our Unitarian Universalist Association, many of us are gathering our hopes for what the upcoming calendar year will bring.

By Natalie Briscoe | January 4, 2024 | From Southern Region

One of the important tasks we take on as Unitarian Universalists who hold Love as our core value is the study of how love moves among us, transforms us, and is incarnated by us....

By Natalie Briscoe | December 1, 2023 | From Southern Region

Sending leaders to a Leadership Experience is an investment in the future of a congregation and in the future of Unitarian Universalism. Leadership Experience (LE) participants are more grounded in Unitarian Universalism and hear a deeper call to serve....

By Natalie Briscoe | November 1, 2023 | From Southern Region
Tagged as: Leadership Development

Your Southern Region Staff is looking forward to another great year of learning, loving, and leading with you! We are so thrilled to share meaningful partnership with you this year through multiple opportunities for guidance and leadership development in our Southern Region programming. Most...

By Natalie Briscoe | August 2, 2023 | From Southern Region

If you are a Minister, Religious Educator, or President in a Congregation in the South, you will be hearing from Southern Region Staff this Fall!...

By Natalie Briscoe | July 5, 2023 | From Southern Region

No, it’s not a thing yet. But I’m definitely going to make it happen! The creation of Unitarian Universalism as one denomination occurred when the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church of America joined on May 15, 1961. Once combined, the new Unitarian Universalist...

By Natalie Briscoe | May 2, 2023 | From Southern Region
Tagged as: Principles and Purposes, UU History

Welcome to 2023! Honestly, I just can’t believe it’s already a new year; I am still reeling from 2020! I’ve read so many articles on the collective exhaustion and burnout that we feel at this turn of the year, and I certainly have felt it in the past several months. It seems as if there is so...

By Natalie Briscoe | January 5, 2023 | From Southern Region
Tagged as: Building Community, Support and Caring in Congregations

In my last blog post, I spoke about the two major challenges facing congregations as we move into this new church program year. In this blog post, I wanted to highlight some specific resources and programming for congregations facing these challenges. All of these resources are in addition to the...

By Natalie Briscoe | November 2, 2022 | From Southern Region

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