Unitarian Universalist Ministry
Singing prelude at Christmas Eve Service, 2016
First Unitarian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Member from 1989 to 2011.
- Full-time religious education teacher, 1991-2007 (taught every grade from 1-12).
- Youth advisor, 1995-2007; regular participant in Ohio-Meadville District YRUU conferences .
- Adult Co-Chair of the Ohio-Meadville District Youth Adult Committee (YAC), 2001-2007.
- Honored with First Unitarian Church Volunteer of the Year Award in 1998.
- Former Chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee.
- Former member of the Music Committee and Choir.
Continental Unitarian Universalist Activities
- Chrysalis Level IV Youth Advisor with concentration in Youth Spirituality — Continental Youth Advisor Trainer (AT1) — attended training in Boston, November 2000.
- Adult-at-large member of the Continental Young Religious UU Youth Council, 1997-1999.
- Co-Founder of REC Room, a web site devoted to disseminating information on UU religious education curricula.
- Member of the Unitarian Universalist Curriculum and Resource Developers (UUCARDs), a group of UU curriculum writers.
- Attended General Assemblies 1998 to 2006, 2009, 2011, and 2013.
Born in Barberton, Ohio in 1956; lived in Pittsburgh, PA from 1967 to 2009.
- Married to Jody (2012).
Daughter Ashley (b. 1983) and son Tyler (b. 1986).
Employed at the University of Pittsburgh 1980 to 2008, most recently as Assistant to the Provost.
B.S. in Chemistry (1978) and M.B.A. in Operations Research (1979), both from Pitt.