Sarah Gibb Millspaugh

Full name: Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh (she/her)

Congregational Life Staff

Pacific Western Region in Congregational Life

Email: smillspaugh@uua.org

Telephone: (858) 215-2650

Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh

Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh joined the Pacific Western Region's Congregational Life staff in July 2016. With experience as a parish minister, curriculum developer, and lay leader, she serves as the primary contact for several congregations across the western US. Sarah works with all PWR congregations as a specialist in conflict transformation, safety, professional boundaries, and misconduct. Additionally she serves on the UUA Mosaic Team, which is creating and curating resources for anti-racist/anti-oppressive/multicultural transformation in our congregations. Sarah lives and works in San Diego, CA.

From Sarah Gibb Millspaugh

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Safety policies help to prevent interpersonal harm as well as safeguards for your assets such as money and building.

Leader Resource | By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | November 15, 2023 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Bylaws & Policies, Professional Misconduct, Safely Staffing Your Congregations, Safe Congregations

In UU congregations, conflict avoidance, a sense of urgency, and either/or thinking can make it difficult to engage conflicts well. We will learn to engage conflicts of various kinds in ways that lead toward Beloved Community.

Webinar | By Erica Baron, Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | November 11, 2022 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Conflict Management in Congregations, Past General Assemblies

Guidance and resources for building a grief support ministry in your congregation during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | December 18, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: #COVID19, Grief, Pain, Pastoral Care, Suffering, Support and Caring in Congregations

In our striving to do our best and be our best, we as people and we as congregations can sometimes gravitate toward perfectionism--a force that cuts us, and others, down. How can we learn to honor the good about who we are and what we're accomplishing, knowing that it's incomplete, knowing that it's imperfect?

Utility | By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | May 14, 2020 | From Pacific Western Region
Tagged as: Gratitude, Wholeness, Multiculturalism, Faith Development, Membership Growth & Outreach

What would our communities and our lives be like if we lived from our faith more than from our fear?

Utility | By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | May 14, 2020 | From Pacific Western Region
Tagged as: Faith, Fear, Multiculturalism, Faith Development, Membership Growth & Outreach

How can we adapt something we usually do in person—memorial services and celebrations of life—to happen online over videoconference? It’s a question that many of our congregations are facing as we contend with COVID-19 and restrictions on gathering. Some of the challenges are identical to...

By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | April 3, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: #COVID19, Death, Grief, Memorial Services, Pastoral Care, Rites of Passage

When restrictions on gathering are lifted, many congregations will have several memorial services they will need to schedule and hold. This page offers tips for planning services smoothly, so that the focus can be on pastoral care and grief support.

By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | April 3, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: #COVID19, Death, Grief, Memorial Services, Pastoral Care, Rites of Passage

When authorities limit in-person gatherings to 25 or 10 or even fewer people, it necessarily affects our capacity to hold funerals and memorial services....

By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | April 3, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: #COVID19, Death, Grief, Memorial Services, Pastoral Care, Rites of Passage

When you're building up a team of lay pastoral caregivers in your congregation, it's important to ask good questions. Their answers will help you determine whether a prospective caregiver has the appropriate boundaries and skills for the role....

By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | March 18, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Pastoral Care, Shared Ministry Teams

The COVID-19 pandemic has arrived, and you can barely keep up with the emotional, spiritual, and health needs of your community. Either you didn’t have a strong network of lay pastoral care in place before, or the core of your network is over 60 and self-isolating… Suddenly, you find you have to...

By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | March 17, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: #COVID19, Pastoral Care, Shared Ministry Teams

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