With great enthusiasm for her strength, vision and leadership, I whole-heartedly endorse Jeanne Pupke for the UUA Presidency.
Jeanne gets what makes UU congregations vibrant centers of transformation and vitality – and gets the role the UUA can play in unleashing our greatest vibrancy across our entire movement and into the world. She sees clearly and insightfully the obstacles we face – those that have been there a long time, and the ones particular to this moment. She brings the executive-level experience within and beyond the UUA to see how to address these obstacles, as well as the necessary relationships it will take to make this change and growth actually happen.
Jeanne’s long-held vision for who we can be drives her authentic call to lead us in fulfilling our promise. Even more than her vision, however, is her capacity to listen for others’ visions, to learn and discover what is possible in our coming together, and to facilitate a courageous creativity and collaboration in all we do together.
Our Association and our Unitarian Universalist movement would be lucky to have Jeanne as our President. I plan to do all I can to get her elected – I hope you’ll join me.
Rev. Gretchen Haley
Foothills Unitarian Church
Fort Collins, CO