Salt Lake City, Utah, I moved to Houston, Texas in 1988. Very soon
after arriving in Houston I joined Bay Area Unitarian Universalist
I began volunteering in my congregation immediately and found myself feeling very satisfied with the work.
am a member of the RCMA (Religious Conference Management Association)
and I have attended the annual conference. I have attended DBLE (2007)
and several AR/AO/MC trainings. I currently serve on the General
Assembly Planning Committee as co-vice chair.
I was a small
business owner for 40 years until my first retirement in 2014. I came
to work in the Southern Region UUA as an event planner in June 2012 and
enjoy the challenge and excitement of this new career.
been married for 14 wonderful years to John, who has worked at NASA for
25 years as a scientist. I have one perfect son, Jason. Jason is 32 and a
successful business owner in Houston.
My other loves are reading, knitting, quilting, cooking and planning events. I look forward to serving the Southern Region UUA.
Jessica Curren has been with the Florida District since 2002 and her job has expanded to
include administrative work for Mid-South District (2011) and Southwest
District (2012). Her role in the Southern Region is
"Congregational Connections" administrator.
She is a native
Floridian and has lived in central Florida most of her life. She is
married, to Tyler, and they have a young adult son, Chris. Her prior
work history includes theatre box office management and retail
supervisory positions. She has a BS in Liberal Studies and a BA in
Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida. In her spare time
she enjoys spending time with family and friends, standup
paddleboarding, reading and music.
Jessica found Unitarian
Universalism while looking at religious education options for her then
young son. She began attending First Unitarian Church of Orlando in
1996. She has been a member there for thirteen years and has served in a
variety of volunteer positions.
Christine began working as the webmaster and technical consultant for the Southern Region team in 2011.
She comes to us with a background in sociology and media technology. She
has worked as a workshop facilitator at a military counseling center, a
corporate trainer, and a videographer/video editor. She is a Red Cross
certified emergency shelter manager, and volunteers for community organizations which assist homeless and low-income families.
She is a member of Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, and has held congregational and cluster
leadership positions. She is a mother, dog lover, photographer, and world traveler.
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