Deborah Weiner (she/her) hired as Transitional Religious Education Consultant

The Interim DLFD Search Team is delighted to tell you that we have engaged the services of Deb Weiner to consult with us on a new vision for our Religious Explorations Program.

Deb is a credentialed interim religious educator and lifelong Unitarian Universalist, focused on helping congregations in transition bring health and vitality to their religious education programs and congregational systems. She is also a coach and mentor to religious professionals. Deb has worked with congregations in the US and Canada on transitional ministry challenges they are facing. She is a writer and editor, an inspirational leader, public speaker and team organizer, and serves in leadership roles for both the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) and the Association for UU Music Ministries (AUUMM). In her ‘copious spare time’ she operates a small catering business, The Delicious Dish, and can often be found in musical or theatrical productions in the greater Boston area.

We have contracted Deb’s services January 1 – April 30, 2022. From Massachusetts, she will provide 10 hours of service each month meeting with leaders, interviewing key members and friends and families of the congregation. Further, she will conduct a study and report on curricular alternatives for education, as well as consult and plan a timeline for implementation and steps to re-initiate programming for RE. Target date for programming is fall 2022, but will be dependent on health and safety protocols.

We are thrilled to have Deb join us.