Following the devastating flood in Montpelier in July 2023, Sally returns to UCM as the Interim Director of Spiritual Exploration…what she describes as the best job ever!
Sally hold a B.S. degree in Special Education and an M.A. degree in English (Children’s Literature) from Central Michigan University. She enjoyed a decades-long career in public and private education in both elementary and secondary settings, in Michigan, North Carolina, and Vermont.
Sally expresses her deep gratitude to all the parents who share their children with us each Sunday, to all the volunteers who have supported her ministry and is especially grateful for the opportunity to serve in this position once again.
“I was raised as a United Methodist, but today I happily describe myself as a Unitarian-Universalist-Christian-Pagan-Seeker. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a seeker. Over a lifetime, the puzzles, questions, and conclusions have been modified, reworked, and reconsidered, and yet, while the nature of my quest has evolved, the pursuit continues. In our Unitarian Universalist faith, we are all seekers to one degree or another. Without an established core of knowledge, creed, or dogma to be studied, memorized, and agreed upon, we each must search for what is authentic and meaningful in our lives.
I believe the function of religious education is to provide the tools and encouragement as well as a safe place to explore spiritual development, the creation of life-sustaining spiritual practices, and the opportunity to work together to translate our beliefs into actions. Religious exploration does not end with the Bridging Ceremony. It continues throughout our lives. As a spiritual community of seekers, we are enriched by each other…the wisdom and history of our elders and the wonder and fresh vision of our children.”