Rev. Dr. Maureen Killoran, MA, DMin
Unitarian Universalist Transition Minister
Professional Transitions Specialist

About Rev. Maureen


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"The work I did is the work I know, and the work I do is the work I don't know. . . It's the not knowing that makes it interesting."
~ Philip Glass

"We need to discover the root causes of success rather than the root causes of failure." ~ David Cooperrider

Ministerial Experience

*   Developmental Minister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, FL 2015 (175 members, 1 FT, 5 PT staff)
* Interim Minister, First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio, TX, 2013-2015 (400 members, 4 FT, 7 PT staff)
* Interim Lead Minister, Eliot Unitarian Chapel, Kirkwood, MO - 2012- 2013 (545/15)

*   Interim Senior Minister, River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda, MD - 2010-2012 (575 / 13)
Interim Minister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach,
FL -2008-2010 (175 / 6)

Interim Senior Minister, Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon, PA - 2007-2008 (700 / 12)
Interim Minister, Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation - 2006-2007 (175 / 4)
Community Minister - transition coaching with individuals and organizations - 2003-6
Minister Emerita, Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, NC - 2002 - present
*   Parish Minister - Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, NC - 1991-2002 (650 / 13)
Parish Minister - First Unitarian Society of Salem, Oregon - 1986- 1991 (180 / 4)

Education and Training

*   Professional Transition Specialist (PTS) - from the interfaith Interim Ministry Network
Accredited Interim Minister (AIM) -- from the Unitarian Universalist Association
*   Certified Life Coach, trained in helping individuals and organizations in transition identify and move towards their best possible outcome.
Doctor of Ministry (DMin), emphasis on church organizational systems, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago
Master of Divinity, Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto
Clinical Pastoral Education, Toronto Western Hospital (chaplaincy training)
PhD (completed "all but dissertation") in family sociology and organizational systems theory, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Master of Arts in family sociology, McMaster University
* Bachelors degree (honors) in family sociology and religion, McMaster University
*  REnaissance training program for Unitarian Universalist lay religious educators, UUA

I have training and experience in transition ministry, congregational governance (including but not limited to policy governance), conflict mediation, positive psychology, staff development and administration, bylaws congruence, stewardship development, congregational growth strategies, appreciative inquiry, pastoral counseling, and coaching for organizational and personal transformation.  In the ongoing process of developing intentional interim ministers, I currently serve as mentor to two "budding" interim ministers and am entering my third term as a UUMA peer coach. At Eliot Chapel I supervised a seminarian in field study.

During my years as a parish minister, I worked with two congregations, each of which doubled in size during my tenure. I administered staffs as large as 13 and as small as two, and supervised six ministerial interns and one seminarian. 

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