Tandi Rogers

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Rev. Tandi Rogers is the Director of the Spiritual Direction Formation & Certification program at Meadville Lombard Theological School’s Leadership Institute for Growth, Healing and Transformation. She also teaches at MLTS where she is affiliated faculty and United Theological School where she is adjunct faculty.

Tandi served the Unitarian Universalist Association in many roles for twenty years: Pacific Northwest Districts’ Program Specialist (2002-2011), Interim Director of the Youth & Young Adult Office (2010-2011), Growth Strategist (2011-2014), Innovation & Network Specialist (2014-2016), the Pacific Western Region team (2016-2020), conflict engagement Learning Strategist (2020-2022.)

Prior to the UUA, she served Associated Ministries of Pierce County as their Development Officer and was a teacher and grants officer at the Muckleshoot Tribal School.

She is ordained to the UU ministry, a certified spiritual director, and a Credentialed Religious Educator, master level. Her meditations appear in Becoming: A Spiritual Guide for Navigating Adulthood, edited by Rev. Kayla Parker, Twelve-Step Unitarian Universalist, edited by Ken and Cathlean, and This Day in Recovery, edited by Lane Campbell and Katie Kandarian-Morris.

She lives in Tacoma, WA with wife Rev. Sue Philips and their teenage son.A is her home.

From Tandi Rogers

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Our covenants articulate our intention, but how do we live into the practice? Right Relations Teams are lay leaders entrusted to help the congregation practice faithful communication and creative conflict based on values of mutuality and consent.

Book | By Tandi Rogers, Renee Ruchotzke | July 27, 2022 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Conflict Management in Congregations, Covenant

As of May 1, 2021, Hope for Us: Conflict Engagement Team has been working together to develop teams and processes to help Congregational Life Staff serve congregations in conflict. This process of formation will, of course, take time. We are off to a great start. Hope for Us: Conflict Engagement...

By Connie Goodbread, Tandi Rogers | May 26, 2021 | From Southern Region

Difficult conversations are... well, difficult. And then church adds a whole other layer of complexity. What does our Unitarian Universalist theology tell us about conflict and difficult conversations?

Webinar | By Connie Goodbread, Tandi Rogers | February 27, 2021 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Conflict Management in Congregations

How do we as people and as congregations meet the intensity of this moment with curiosity instead of defensiveness?

Utility | By Tandi Rogers | May 14, 2020 | From Pacific Western Region
Tagged as: Listening, Multiculturalism, Faith Development, Membership Growth & Outreach

Shifting from the hyperindividualistic thinking embedded in so much of American culture to an interdependent collective way of being.

Utility | By Tandi Rogers | May 14, 2020 | From Pacific Western Region
Tagged as: Multiculturalism, Faith Development, Membership Growth & Outreach

September 2019 This is the season of shifts—some of you have new staff, new board members, and a new church year upon us. We are all shifting gears of sorts. Your regional program staff is also shifting into the new year. Our late August retreat felt like a launch into a new era for us. This...

Utility | By Tandi Rogers | May 12, 2020 | From Pacific Western Region
Tagged as: Change, Multiculturalism, Faith Development, Membership Growth & Outreach

Do you remember playing a game as a child called Traffic Light where a leader called out “green light!” and we children behind them would race to tag them. And then they’d call out “red light!” and we’d stop instantly. Sometimes so suddenly that we’d fall over with the momentum and...

By Tandi Rogers | April 16, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Healthy Behavior, Support for Ministers

Our purpose as a religious community has become more clear as it’s simplified. As one of our ministers instructs her staff, board, and key volunteers, “If it’s not about caring or community, let it go”.

By Tandi Rogers | April 1, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: #COVID19, Pastoral Care, Disability & Accessibility

I am the field staff for the Unitarian Universalist Association covering the congregations at the West Coast epicenter of COVID-19, and this is my report. ...

By Tandi Rogers | April 1, 2020 | From Pacific Western Region

I have a middle school son who is very into Dungeons and Dragons. Last Saturday he invited me into this world. We created a character. I’m a wood elf named Lulu. When he asked what I wanted my super power to be I told him that I wanted the sound of my laughter to cause the defensive mechanisms of...

By Tandi Rogers | March 10, 2020 | From Pacific Western Region

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