Leading with Love: Shared Ministry & Adaptive Leadership

Wednesday, April 17 & Thursday, April 18

DuPage UU
1828 Old Naperville Rd
Naperville, IL 60563


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In Person UUAMP Member: $125, In Person: $150
Online UUAMP Member: $50, Online: $75
UUAMP Business Meeting free for all UUAMP Members
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Join us for this great opportunity to grow in your understanding of leadership as a Membership Professional. We will have programming, networking opportunities, and a chance to get to know one another better.

In Amplifying Collaboration: Cultivating Skillful Shared Ministry, presenters rev. mandi huizenga and Rev. Roger Bertschausen will lead an exploration of how the principles of shared, collaborative ministry can be applied to congregations of various sizes and cultures. We will explore ways to help shared ministry work well in congregations of various sizes and staffing/volunteer configurations. The particular focus will be on the work of membership professionals. The keynote presentation and discussion will provide both theological/spiritual grounding and tools for practical application.

Rev. Roger Bertschausen is serving as the Developmental Senior Minister at Unity Temple UU Congregation in Oak Park, IL. Prior to beginning this ministry in August 2023, Rev. Roger did interim ministries at White Bear Lake UU Church in Mahtomedi, MN, and First Unitarian Society in Madison, WI. He also served as Executive Director of the UU Partner Church Council for four years and a minister of the Fox Valley UU Fellowship in Appleton, WI, for twenty-five years. He was named Minister Emeritus of the Fox Valley UU Fellowship in 2019.

rev. mandi huizenga is the settled Minister at DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church in Naperville, IL. Before becoming a minister, rev. mandi served as the Congregational Administrator and Membership Professional at Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in New Jersey. She served on the Board of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Membership Professionals as Treasurer and Vice President from 2016-2020. She also served as the liaison for UUAMP to the UUA’s Office of Church Staff Finance. She brings a deep passion for collaborative staff teams rooted in self-awareness, integrity, and authenticity to her ministry and to Unitarian Universalism.

Schedule (All times are CENTRAL Time)

9:00 a.m.: Check-in with a light breakfast and time to mingle
10:00 a.m.: Opening Ceremony
10:30 a.m.: Amplifying Collaboration: Cultivating Skillful Shared Ministry
1:00 p.m.: Lunch (provided)
2:00 p.m.: Breakout Rooms
3:00 p.m.: Q&A with Rev. Roger & rev. mandi
3:45 p.m.: Closing Ritual
6:00 p.m.: Optional Dinner (please RSVP)

9:00 a.m.: Check-in with a light breakfast and time to mingle
10:00 a.m.: Networking
11:00 a.m. UUAMP Business Meeting (free for all UUAMP members)
11:45 a.m.: Closing Ceremony

Hotel Options

Mariott Naperville:
1801 N Naper Blvd, Naperville, IL 60563
.3 Miles (7 min walk)
Group Rate: $180
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Best Western:
1617 Naperville Wheaton Rd, Naperville, IL 60563
.4 Miles (10 min walk)
Group rate of $89.99
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Airport Information

O'Hare International Airport
30 minutes away

Midway International Airport
40 minutes away