Communities of Practice for Christian Educators & Youth Ministry Leaders

Communities of Practice for Christian Educators & Youth Ministry Leaders


Christian Education & Youth Ministry Communities of Practice are intended to support educators and youth ministry leaders serving in the Southern New England Conference, providing them with networking, increased awareness of UCC resources, as well as effective and best practices of faith formation and youth ministry found throughout our local churches. 

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Who may participate in a CE/YM Community of Practice?
Faith formation and youth ministry leaders, both clergy and lay persons, may ask to join a CE/YM Community of Practice in their geographical area.

How often do they meet?
Each CE/YM Community of Practice meets according to the common schedules of its participants. Contact the CE/YM COP facilitator in the list below to learn more.

How do I sign up?
To join a CE/YM Community of Practice in your area, please contact the group’s facilitator (see list below).

CE/YM COP Facilitators: Click here to complete the report form


COVID-19 Update:
All of our CE/YM Communities of Practice are meeting via Zoom. Please contact the facilitator of the group in your area to find out the next meeting time and receive the link.


Geographic Area & Facilitators

Rhode Island -- Kristin Putney (508-336-9355)
Connecticut -- Karen Ziel (860-761-7104)
Massachusetts Central Association -- Sue Rader (978-939-5731) and Nancy Sides (978-376-9648)
Framingham, MA -- Kerry Mortland (781-248-5651)
Newburyport, MA -- Lynn Varney (978-462-4899)
Northampton, MA -- Deb Moore
Plymouth, MA -- Patty Berry (‭508-758-8363‬)
Wellesley, MA-- Sally Tomasetti (781-235-4424)
Winchester, MA -- David Clark


Questions?  Contact Debbie Gline Allen, Kristin Putney, or Karen Ziel.

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