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Announcing Our New Lifespan Religious Education Director!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

After an extensive search, First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce our new Lifespan Religious Education Director, Erica Shadowsong!

Erica is passionate about UU religious education and excited to serve at First UU and call Pittsburgh her new home. She will be coming to us from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County in Media, Pennsylvania, where she served two years as the Interim Lifespan Religious Education Director. A religious educator with six years of experience in the field, Erica has a passion for storytelling, creating, and collaborating.

Formerly a middle school English teacher, Erica holds a B.A. in English and a Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Studies in Folklore, with a concentration in Applied Storytelling, from George Mason University. In addition, she is a member of the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA), a member of the Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM) steering committee, and a 2016 Fahs Research Fellow at Meadville/Lombard Theological School, representing educational entrepreneurs in the practice of religious education. She is also looking forward to being a presenter at General Assembly in June.

Erica has a naturally collaborative nature and looks forward to getting to know each and every member and friend of First UU. You will hear more about Erica in the coming months as we prepare to welcome her to our church full-time on August 1st!

Lifespan Religious Education Director Search Committee
Gretchen Aiyangar
Brendan Coyne
Allison Haley
Louis Jencik
Heather Masterson (chair)
Leo Sweeney

P.S. You can watch Erica's Meadville/Lombard presentation here:


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