We are delighted to announce that Katharine Childs will be our new Director of Religious Education. We are thrilled that we will be moving from strength to strength as Caroline Balderston Parry retires at the end of this month and Katharine officially begins on August 17.
Katharine comes to us with many wonderful skills. She is comfortably bilingual, speaking and writing in both English and French, and she has spent years working in non-profit administration, training employees, and recruiting and coordinating volunteers. She has been a director of church summer camp programs, has training in theatre, and has worked with children in theatre. She has been an active member of our community, volunteering in the RE program and in worship, providing support for congregational gatherings, and setting up a knitting ministry. She was recently trained in the Our Whole Lives UU human sexuality program for children and youth.
Katharine graduated from Concordia University with a double major in theatre and political science and a minor in theology. She is an avid knitter and storyteller who is passionate about Unitarian Universalism. She is also the proud mother of Thora.
We hope you will join us in extending congratulations and a hearty welcome to Katharine as she steps into her new role in our community. We are looking forward to working with her.
With gratitude for having had the opportunity to lead this search,
The DRE Search Committee: Susan Gyetvay, Melani Litwack, Sarah Wolfson, and Ben Forest; with Rev. Diane Rollert, ex officio.