Sue Phillips

Full name: Rev. Sue Phillips

Rev. Sue Phillips

Rev. Sue Phillips

Rev. Sue Phillips was our UUA's Regional Lead for New England. She led vision and strategy for the New England staff team as they served the 231 congregations in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Sue writes, preaches, and speaks widely about congregational polity and covenant, and has taught Unitarian Universalist polity at Harvard Divinity School. She is passionate about adaptive leadership, conflict transformation, and lay-led worship and preaching. Two of her meditations appear in Bless the Imperfect: Meditations on Lay Leadership, edited by Kay Montgomery.

Sue is especially curious about religious innovation, and is an avid follower and fan of Boston-based Unitarian Universalist Cooperatives, the creators of the Lucy Stone and Margaret Moseley cooperatives. Along with fellow New England regional staffer Hilary Allen, she founded Unitarian Universalism's crowdfunding site FAITHIFY.

Before joining the UUA Sue served as the minister of the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church in Keene, NH. As a lay leader, she was the President of the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence (MA) congregation. Sue's career before ministry was at the Housing Assistance Council, a $50 million community development loan fund serving the poorest rural communities in the United States.

Sue is married to the Rev. Tandi Rogers. She lives in Tacoma, WA.

From Sue Phillips

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Dynamic congregations rarely have a hard time dreaming new dreams, but many struggle to choose from among a parade of compelling ideas about how to use their time and energy.

By Sue Phillips, New England Region of the UUA | March 22, 2018 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Mission/Vision/Planning, Shared Ministry Teams, Leadership Development

Rev. Sue Phillips Dawning Future, November 2015...

Video | By Sue Phillips | December 17, 2017 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Fundraising for Congregations, Outreach & Marketing

Congregational polity is not fundamentally about autonomy or protecting individuals from spiritual coercion. This understanding repels healthy people, weakens connections among churches, and perpetuates widespread suspicion about leadership....

Video | By Sue Phillips, New England Region of the UUA | June 27, 2015 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Competencies for Leadership, Congregational Polity

Holy One, We are on our knees In awe and supplication For we have remembered the incomprehensible value Of every human life. We have heard the thrum of helicopter blades And wailing sirens. We have smelled the ash and smoke....

Prayer | By Sue Phillips | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Compassion, Death, Despair, Disaster, Disaster or Crisis, Good, Kindness, Suffering

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