Director of Membership and Social Media
Susan joined the Soul Matters staff in the fall of 2016 after serving as the Small Group Program Coordinator at her home congregation, The UU Fellowship of Topeka, Kansas. She writes, “Soul Matters has transformed my life, focusing my inner contemplation while deepening my connection with others. Where I once lived life visualizing myself as a tree with a deep tap root, I now find that my roots, thoughts, and hopes are shared in an interconnected web of roots reaching all over the world. My covenant to each of you is to continue to nourish and deepen these connections, honor the process, and serve with an open heart. Soul Matters is blossoming into a powerful tool and I am honored for the opportunity to grow with it.”
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Director of Religious Education Resources
Katie has been a religious educator since 1984, and just recently retired "from the trenches." She is a curriculum author for Tapestry of Faith as well as self-published works. She is also the author of a book called "Full Circle; Growing Lifelong UU's" published by the UUA.
When speaking of her vision for Soul Matters RE, Katie emphasizes three key things:
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Worship Resources Coordinator
Andrea is particularly passionate about liberal theology and enjoys thinking about the Soul Matters monthly themes through a theological lens. Developing the monthly worship resource packets is a joy for Andrea and has become a part of her monthly spiritual practice. Andrea is pursing ordination within the Unitarian Universalist denomination and recently graduated with her Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in the Twin Cities. She is interning at Unity-Unitarian Church in St. Paul, MN.
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Sara Jo Brandt-Doelle
Music Resources Coordinator
Sara Jo Brandt-Doelle has been Music Director at First UU Society of Syracuse since 2011. She has given private flute and piano lessons for over 20 years. She has performed in various ensembles ranging from jazz to orchestra to oratorio choir. She prizes the way Soul Matters helps build deeper connections with other UU musicians as they have offer each other mutual support and encouragement. We are so grateful for the many ways she supports the network of sharing among our Soul Matters musicians.
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Rev. Jaelynn Pema Scott
Youth Meditation Consultant
Rev. Jaelynn is a Buddhist community minister, former UU Director of Religious Education, speaker, preacher, and meditation instructor. She resides in Edmonds, WA where she teaches on transgender theology, directs queer and gender non-conforming programming for youth, and worships in the cold rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. We are thrilled she is offering her many gifts to our sharing circle as she helps us design the meditation experiences in our religious education packets.
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Rev. Scott Tayler
Team Lead and Founder of Soul Matters
”It’s been a great gift to watch Soul Matters grow over the years. What began as a bunch of seminary and preaching buddies supporting each other has organically become a means for deep congregational interdependence. Soul Matters is so much more than a set of services; it’s a network of supportive and inspiring relationships. Ultimately, for me, Soul Matters is about healing spiritual disconnection. It mends the divides between and within congregations. It’s grace in action and the interdependent web become real. What a privilege to be a part of that!”
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