I've known Jeanne for well over a decade, and she has been a phenomenal mentor and colleague to me during that whole time – from the earliest years of my ministerial formation, through my Preliminary and Final Fellowship years and my ordination, and into full fledged ministry. She also provided a great deal of guidance to me, and our church, during a stretch of years in which there was high turnover in the Settled Minister position. She has continued to build and support the bridge between our church and hers – two UU churches within 35 miles of each other – and the relationship between the two congregations is stronger than it’s ever been. Jeanne’s passion for and commitment to Unitarian Universalism is astounding. The love-filled energy she devotes to bringing people together and to making them feel like they belong is undying. She has an abundance of talents and skills, and her integrity and authenticity are rare, if not unmatched. It is a pleasure and honor to call Jeanne a colleague and friend; and to endorse her for UUA President.
Rev. Dr. Cathie Stivers
Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Glen Allen, VA