Creators

Linnea Nelson

 These online resources are my gift to you. I took the last year to discern how I could best serve the Unitarian Universalist faith. I decided to combine my writing, teaching and educational administration experience with my religious education experiences to create Sacred Skills, a resource that  I wish I had when I was an RE teacher. my hope was to provide access to quick learning tools using a Unitarian Universalist lens.

RE teachers, facilitators and advisors as well as religious professionals are all welcome to use these resources to provide grounding in our faith, teaching strategies,  spiritual practices and an understanding of anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural practices in our congregations. 

These presentations aren't perfect, professionally created and will inadvertently have mistakes. Please send your feedback on how we can do better.  

Also send your ideas for future presentations. We will be adding more  opportunities to learn about inclusion, curriculum reviews, lesson planning, and storytelling. If you have interest and expertise in working on these or other projects, please contact me:  linnea@sacredskills.org.

Contributors and Mentors

This project was created because of a generous 21st Century Grant from the Liberal Religious Educators Association. Many thanks to these talented people who contributed in their areas of expertise:

Jenniffer Allen
Starr Austin
Aisha Hauser
Rev. Kirsten 
Homblatte-Allen
Kelly Henderson, Ph.D.
Mary Lareau
Lydia Lewis
Rev. Dr. Meg Richardson
Erica Shadowsong
Kathy Smith

Gratefulness and appreciation to my LREDA credentialing mentor, Rev. Susan Archer, whose steadfast support has made the journey joyful and more meaningful. 

The Rev. Dr. Meg Richardson has my special admiration and thanks for wholeheartedly supporting my first attempts at history videos as a UU History class project for Starr King School for Ministry. She provided her vast expertise combined with good will to review and improve the history sessions.

And for those of you who have taken the time to participate in early pilots and provide feedback, I send much love and appreciation.

Advisory Board

As we grow, the advisory board will determine the direction of Sacred Skills. Your feedback is always welcome. 

Members of the advisory board will be named here shortly. 

Pathways to Learning and Serving Through Sacred Skills