Congregational Experience

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.

Other Information

  • 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.