Board of Trustees
- Term: 2016-2019
My partner, Sara Terry, and I joined ERUUF in the mid 1990's when we were looking for a spiritual community in which to begin raising our family. We believed that the world's different religious traditions had wisdom to share and appreciated that UU'ism draws from many different sources. My involvement in ERUUF has taken various forms over the years, with much of it centered on religious education. I have been a Youth Group Advisor, RE teacher, a member of the RE Committee and a member of the Religious Education Vision Quest Team. I have been on the Committee for the Evaluation of Ministry for the past four years and was elected to the Board in 2016.
I live with Sara, our three children (Sam, Jake, and Emma), and our dog (Dingo) in Durham. My paying job is as an education researcher and program evaluator at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where I study the impact of high school and college level programs. I also serve as co-chair of Durham Public Schools' Budget Advisory Committee. As a family, we love traveling and eating good food together.
I am honored to serve on the Board. One of my personal goals for my work is to apply my program evaluation skills in thinking about how the Board can better fulfill its monitoring and accountability roles.