Rev. Renee Ruchotzke

Program Manager for Leadership Development

Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, is program manager for Leadership Development in the Central East Region. Renee believes that Unitarian Universalist values help people live better lives and create a better world. Our organizational DNA has developed in the spirit of our being connected, yet decentralized.  As the possibilities expand for different expressions of faith communities, it is important that we identify the metaphorical DNA that a faith community must include in order for it to be Unitarian Universalist. You might call it mapping the Unitarian Universalist Genome.” 

She has served as a Congregational Life Consultant in the Central East Region since September of 2010. As program manager for Leadership Development, she is responsible for providing consultation, programming and training material (including webinars and videos) on various aspects of congregational growth, leadership and congregational dynamics.  She is the co-Dean of the UU Leadership Institute and plans other in-person trainings at the cluster and regional level. She writes for the Unitarian Universalist Association Blog, Growing Vital Leaders