UCM Hires Acting Director of LSE for 2022-2023 Church Year

Dear UCM Members and Friends,

The Governing Board and Executive Team are happy to announce that Rowan Van Ness has accepted the position of Acting Director of Lifespan Spiritual Exploration.  Rowan begins in this position on August 30th.

Rowan is a candidate for UU ministry and also a credentialed religious educator. She most recently finished a one-year ministerial internship with the First UU Society of Burlington, where she currently lives with her partner, Caitlyn, and their six-month old baby, Seneca. Rowan is a lifelong UU. She graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 2021 and prior to that served as Director of Lifespan Religious Education at the First UU Society in Newton, MA from 2014-2018. Rowan loves running a poetry group (on Zoom) for older adults in Boston, growing as many flowers and vegetables on her balcony as possible, and spending time outdoors on weekends.

We hope you will join us in welcoming Rowan to UCM.

We would also like to extend our gratitude to the hiring committee – Liz Benjamin, Tim Favorite, Beth Merrill, Anja Rand, and Kate Swick for their support in this process.

The UCM Executive Team

Rev. Joan, Leslie, Dawn & Claudia