We are seeking to covenant with each other to find new ways of partnering; we side with and love for the flourishing of our world, our communities, our congregations and our members.
The MidAmerica Region includes 200 congregations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kentucky, Michigan, western Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.
MidAmerica Region Unitarian Universalist Association
2355 Fairview Avenue N. #312
Roseville, MN 55113
(312) 636-9724 (office)
midamerica [at] uua [dot] org
- Kathy Charles, Events Coordinator, kcharles [at] uua [dot] org
- Katie Phillips, kphillips [at] uua [dot] org
- Andrew Zallar, azallar [at] uua [dot] org
- Gretchen Ohmann, gohmann [at] uua [dot] org
- David Lauth, dlauth [at] uua [dot] org
MidAmerica Regional Staff
- Nancy Combs-Morgan, ncombsmorgan [at] uua [dot] org
- Rev. Phil Lund, plund [at] uua [dot] org
- Rev. Lisa Presley, lpresley [at] uua [dot] org
- Rev. Sharon Dittmar, sdittmar [at] uua [dot] org
- Cameron Young, Youth and Young Adults, cyoung [at] uua [dot] org
Who can help me for what? Who to call first?
MidAmerica Field Staff are adopting the model of “deep generalist” for our staff. Under this model, ALL field staff will have competencies in broad areas and each staff member will have areas of specific expertise. Please see the list below for the best way and the best person to contact for your needs. Each staff member of the MidAmerica Region holds the title of Congregational Life Consultant.
At the same time, we understand that it can be hard to sort out whom to call when you're not sure where to begin. In that case, you have two options:
- If you already have a relationship with one of the staff, feel free to contact that person and they will help direct you.
- For more detail, see our Who to Call page.
Shared Generalist Responsibilities
Contact any of our staff for these matters:
- General level congregational intervention and consulting capacity
- Membership and Growth
- Faith Development Ministries
- Future trends in such areas as technology, demography, and generational characteristics.
- Multigenerational Involvement
- Finances, including stewardship and administration
- Conflict Transformation
- Transitions in professional leadership
- Governance and Organizational Development
- Multicultural competency
- Congregational Justice Making (including intercultural competency)
- Spiritual Growth
- Staffing and Human Resources
- Youth Programming
- Young Adult and Campus Ministry Programming
For several years, Central MidWest, Heartland, and Prairie Star Districts engaged in a process of change. In their District Assemblies in April 2013, the three Districts brought before the member congregations the question of whether to change the governance structure to create a single regional governing body. Each district voted to become the MidAmerica Region. As of July 1, 2013, our administrative and program delivery structure are officially combined into the new MidAmerica Region. The staff of all three Districts are now the MidAmerica staff.