Rev. Diana McLean

Diana has been a nearly lifelong Unitarian Universalist. She was only in elementary school when her parents discovered the Second Unitarian Church of Omaha, Nebraska. Since then, she has been an active member of congregations in Nebraska, Georgia, Washington, and Colorado. Her congregational involvement has included leading worship, singing in choirs, serving on a Board, chairing a Public Relations Committee, and more. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Naropa University. Prior to answering the call to ministry, she worked in writing, education, and administration. 

Diana began preaching as a layperson over fifteen years ago, and from 2005 to 2011 she was a regular guest preacher for the North Idaho Unitarian Universalists. She served as Ministerial Intern at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder from August 2014 through June 2015, and then served as that congregation’s Summer Minister until August 2015 when she was chosen to become the 3/4 time Assistant Minister on the shared ministerial team for Foothills Unitarian Church and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley. Diana was awarded her Master of Divinity at the Iliff (I-liff) School of Theology in Denver in 2016. She was called to the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Congregation in 2016. 

Diana and her son Aidan moved to Peterborough from Louisville, Colorado. They enjoy reading, playing games, and traveling, including attending the UUA’s General Assembly with Diana’s mother each June. They feel fortunate to be part of a multi-generational Unitarian Universalist family.

Diana is passionate about social justice and about the importance of multi-generational covenantal community.  She has a particular call to leading worship, to pastoral care, and to creating and strengthening connections within and across congregations.

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