Our Unitarian Universalist congregations are organized into regions. Each region approaches congregational collaboration and identity differently. Some regions have districts with distinct governing boards, others retain their district identities but have transferred governance to our UUA Board, and still others have let go of districts and focus on simple on one single regional identity.
Each region is served by a Regional Lead and a team of Congregational Life Staff. These staff provide a wide variety of congregational services.
All of the Regions and the Congregational Life Staff are led by the Director of Congregational Life, Jessica York.
The MidAmerica Region includes congregations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kentucky, Michigan, western Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, comprising the former Central MidWest, Heartland, and Prairie Star districts.
Looking to connect with a MidAmerica Region staff? Feel free to reach out to anyone on the team. To contact someone in your geographic area or with a specialty in a specific topic, please visit the MidAmerica Region website.
Subscribe to the MidAmerica Region Newsletter.
The Southern Region has consolidated staff and efforts to equip congregations with the effective leadership and training they need to build and nurture strong, dynamic congregations for the 21st century throughout the South.
The Southern Region comprises the former Florida, Mid-South, Southeast, and Southwest districts.
We have a centralized primary contact system. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our administrator will connect you with resources or the best staff person to work with you.
Subscribe to the Southern Region Newsletter.
Central East Region
The Central East Region (CER) includes the former Joseph Priestley, Metro New York, Ohio Meadville, and St. Lawrence districts, which includes congregations in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Each congregation in the Central East Region has a Primary Contact who is someone with whom you can build a close, working relationship, who will have an intimate knowledge of your congregation's blessings and challenges, and can be proactive in helping you to share those blessings and meet those challenges.
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New England Region
The New England Region (NER) includes 234 congregations served by a dedicated regional staff team, with expertise in every area of congregational life.
The New England Region team’s mission is to support and equip congregational leaders for healthy, vital Unitarian Universalist ministries. We are passionate about challenging, connecting, coaching, and companioning the many vibrant congregations of the region, through the practices of Spiritual Leadership.
New England is also the birthplace of FAITHIFY, a crowdfunding site for Unitarian Universalist ministries.
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Pacific Western Region
The Pacific Western Region (PWR) is a collaboration of four large, dynamic, and beautiful western districts:
- Mountain Desert District
- Pacific Central District
- Pacific Northwest District
- Pacific Southwest District
All of the PWR staff stand ready to help.
PWR Staff are assigned to each congregation in the Pacific Western Region as their Primary Contact.
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