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Congregations and Beyond Consultation February 2012
Congregations and Beyond Consultation February 2012
Vision for UUism, Vision for UUism

On February 1st through 3rd, the Rev. Terasa Cooley, Director of Congregational Life, facilitated a brainstorming meeting in Orlando, Florida.

We explored some of the strategies we might pursue toward this new vision of Congregations and Beyond. The meeting included a collection of people doing some of the most innovative work in this direction in a multitude of ways.

The conversation is continuing on Facebook and on our blogs and by following twitter feeds at #faiththrive and #congbeyond.

The following people attended the Orlando Meeting:

  • Rev. Naomi King: involved in digital ministry and faith community development with historically under served peoples through City of Refuge Ministries
  • Rev. Nate Walker: First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia.
  • Rev. Jeanne Pupke: Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Trustee-at-Large and First Unitarian Universalist (UU) Church of Richmond, VA
  • Rev. Meg Riley: Minister, Church of the Larger Fellowship
  • Rev. Sarah Moldenhauer-Salazar: Starr King alumn and now at Pacific School of Religion’s Doctorate of Ministry program
  • Peter Bowden: an independent consultant engaged in growth consultant for the Ballou Channing District of the UUA.
  • Rev. John Crestwell: Minister, Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, Camp Springs, MD
  • Heather Concannon: Chaplain at Brigham & Women's Hospital and founder of Lucy Stone Coop, Roxbury, MA
  • Rev. Rick Hoyt: minister at First Church, Los Angeles
  • Rev. Marjorie Matty: focused on my online ministry. Over the last five years I have realized that 95% of all visitors to First Universalist have found their way to us via a search on Google.
  • Rev. Joanna Crawford: the intern minister for the CLF, where we have been doing online weekly worship services since September and recently launched a new website,
  • Rev. Christine Robinson: the minister of First Unitarian for 23 years and has seen that congregation grow from 400 to 800 members during that time

Joining them from the UUA:

  • Rev. Peter Morales: President
  • Rev. Harlan Limpert: Vice President of Ministries and Congregational Support
  • Rev. Alicia Forde: Program Coordinator, Multicultural Growth and Witness
  • Carey McDonald: Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
  • Kayla Parker: Campus Ministry Associate
  • Rev. Stefan Jonasson: Director of Growth Strategies and Large Congregation Development
  • Rev. Phil Lund:Director of Faith Development and Congregational Growth for the Prairie Star District of the UUA
  • Dan Furmansky: manager of the UUA's Standing on the Side of Love campaign
  • Katrina Bergmann: Director of Donor Relations

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