Communities of Practice for Christian Educators & Youth Ministry Leaders

Christian Education and /or Youth Ministry Communities of Practice are intended to support educators and youth workers serving in the Massachusetts Conference, providing them with networking, increased awareness of UCC resources, as well as effective and best practices of Christian education and youth ministry found throughout our local churches. To join a CE Community of Practice in your area, please contact the group’s facilitator (see chart below) or Debbie Gline Allen, Christian Education and Youth Ministry Consultant.

CE COP Facilitators: Click here to complete the report form


Association Facilitator Church Phone
MACUCC Kerry Mortland Edwards House, Framingham 781-335-6919 (o)
Central Diane Anderson Pilgrim Church, Sherborn 508-655-1667  (o)
Central Sue Rader First Congregational Church, Gardner

978-630-1156 (w)

978-939-5731 (h)

Central Nancy Sides First Congregational, Westminster

978-874-5790 (w)

978-376-9648 (h)

Hampshire (Western) Deb Moore Edwards Church, Northampton

413-584-5500 (o)

413-315-3607 (h)

603-707-2949 (c)

Metropolitan Boston Sally Tomasetti Wellesley Hills CC

781 - 235-4424 (o)

Northeast Lynn Varney Belleville CC-Newburyport 978-462-4899  (w)
Old Colony (Southeast) Patricia Berry Mattapoisett Congregational Church 508-758-2671 (w)


For those who are unable to join a Community of Practice in their geographic area, we offer a CE Community of Practice at the Edwards House, 1 Badger Road in Framingham. There is no fee, but advance registration is required.  Contact Kerry Mortland if you have questions about these particular meetings. For all other questions, please contact Debbie Gline Allen, Christian Education & Youth Ministry Consultant.

Schedule for 2017-2018.  Please note that dates are subject to change. 
Saturday mornings from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM:  
October 14, December 9, March 10  and May 5

Please click here to register for any one or all of the 4 meeting dates at the Edwards House.