Rev. Danie WebberYouth & Young Adult Ministry Specialist

Rev. Danie Webber (they/them) is a white, queer minister living in the traditional and unceded territory of the Okanagan/Sylix people (Westbank, BC) with their partner Adam, and their 115lb ‘lap’ dog Brin. Danie is a third-generation UU, growing up in this tradition with a father steeped in UUism from childhood, and a Grandmother who is a Minister of Religious Education. They decided to become a minister in 2012 while completing a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology and Religious Studies and completed the Masters of Divinity in 2016, and a Masters of Arts in Leadership Studies in 2018, both from Meadville Lombard Theological School, in Chicago Il. Danie’s Divinity Thesis focused on building relationships between the Indigenous Peoples of South-Eastern Alberta and the Calgary Unitarians, where she was a Student Minister. Her Leadership Studies thesis focused on creating relationships between churches and other non-profit organizations to develop community engagement and leadership development.

Throughout their education, Rev. Danie focused on multigenerational, multicultural faith formation, recognizing that we can create moments of meaning-making no matter what we are doing, and how we are gathered. Essential to Rev. Danie’s work is bringing to light the expansiveness of Unitarian Universalism. Through leaning into interdependence, and recognizing that faith formation can happen everywhere, UUs can become radically inclusive in creating space within our communities for those already here and those joining.

As the CUC’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry Specialist, some of the ways Rev. Danie supports Canadian youth and young adult ministries are by:

  • Consulting with congregations on Youth and Young Adult (YaYA) Ministries.
  • Maintaining current knowledge on YaYA ministry trends and innovations.
  • Envision long term strategic planning for youth and young adult ministry in Canada
  • Create and curate resources for event planning, workshops, learning opportunities, and resources for congregations.

Rev. Danie will also be responsible for the Our Whole Lives portfolio, supporting the organization of facilitator training, consulting with congregations in their Our Whole Lives events, and maintaining connections with the Unitarian Universalist Association’s staff. As a trained facilitator for many of the age groups, they are looking forward to getting involved with the national Our Whole Lives community!

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