Casey grew up at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, and has been active in multigenerational UU communities her whole life. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Development (with a minor in Sexuality Studies, and the experience of the 2012 student movement) at Concordia University in Montreal, Casey moved back to the West Coast to be closer to family and the ocean. She now lives and works on the traditional homelands of the Lkwungen peoples, also known as Victoria, BC.

Casey brings over 15 years experience being a part of and working with youth and young adult communities to her role as the CUC’s Youth and Youth Adult Program and Events Coordinator. Most recently, she was the CanUUdle Coordinator for three years (sharing the role in 2018 with Kaleb McNeil). Casey also coordinated the Children’s Program for the CUC’s National Conference in 2014, and has served three Unitarian congregations’ religious exploration programs in various roles. Casey is a writer and editor for the CUC’s Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Reflection Guide initiative for several age levels of guides, is an Our Whole Lives sexuality education facilitator, and was a facilitator for Goldmine Youth Leadership School.

Casey’s other passions include knitting, reading fantasy novels, nurturing plants, educating around sexual health and gender diversity, being part of the village that it takes to raise young people, and building the kind of community that can see us through the apocalypse. She draws strength from her queer family, the living world, and learning from the complicated histories that made us who we are. Casey is a student of the Orphan Wisdom School, and is a part-time full spectrum doula.

She would love to hear from you about what pronouns you use and how you envision Unitarian Universalism being a part of the Great Turning. Let’s build some community!

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Youth and Young Adult Ministry page: https://www.facebook.com/CUCyayaministry/