Meet Our Called Minister
Reverend Christine Dance
Hello Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix!
I am excited and honored to be your Called Minister. I am impressed by your bold vision, your vibrant community and your focus on justice.
I believe that Unitarian Universalism is a life-saving and transformational faith. I think that our time needs UU values now more than ever—both in spirit and in action. I strive to bring a big heart, an inspirational voice and a courageous call for justice to every aspect of my ministry.
My wife Karen and I currently live in Orlando, Florida. Prior to ministry, I had a 30-year career in marketing, communications, product development and innovation. I was a professional facilitator, leading innovation, strategy and brainstorming sessions for Fortune 500 companies. Before that, I was the Brand Manager for Hasbro Toys, managing lines as diverse as Pokémon, Transformers, and My Little Pony.
As a lay leader of the First Unitarian Church of Orlando., I led their $1.7 million capital campaign and renovation project and served on almost every committee you can imagine. I had felt called to UU ministry for a long time but waited until our two sons were done with high school to attend seminary. I graduated from Iliff School of Theology last year and was just ordained in January.
Our kids are now out on their own and Karen and I are herded daily around our house by our two dogs and four cats. We love to camp, hike, entertain and travel.
I look forward to sharing our stories and looking to how we can chart a bold path for our transformative future together.
With great anticipation,
Rev. Christine Dance
Find out more about Rev. Christine Dance at this link: https://www.uuministry.com/cdance/