Children and Youth Religious Exploration Program
Kiersten Moore: Director of Children’s and Youth Religious Exploration
The work of exploring religion with children and youth snuck up on Kiersten unawares in the spring of 2016. She has since been delighted to discover a passion for Family Ministry and has enjoyed getting to know the children and parents who attend the Unitarian Church of Vancouver.
Kiersten’s early childhood was spent in the Baha’i faith which gave her a very strong sense of mystery, spirituality, and connection between the ideas of science and religion. When she was eleven years old she started attending First Universalist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her mother and younger brother. Since then, Kiersten has always sought out Unitarian Universalist churches and fellowships everywhere she has lived, which includes Iowa, West Virginia, Washington D.C., and Kentucky. Kiersten moved to the Vancouver area with her family from Kentucky in 2014 and has been a member of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver since the fall of 2015.
Kiersten brings a rich experience of many Unitarian and Unitarian Universalist churches to her work here in Vancouver. She strives to find the Fun with Meaning and directs our children, youth, and family programs with a focus on building community, exploring what it means to be Unitarian, questioning, and developing personal relationships with stillness and wonder.
Phone: 604-261-7204 ext 225
Read some of Kiersten’s blog posts
Youth Coordinator: Olivia Hall
Lead Facilitator for SpiritPlay and Coming of Age: Douglas Ennenberg
Douglas Ennenberg has been coming to this congregation since the moment his mother thought he could appreciate the morning prelude music. He grew up in the UU Youth culture of the Pacific Northwest District, gathering with young people from BC, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska to explore life, faith and radical acceptance. Early on, Doug took on leadership roles, organizing Unitarian Youth across BC to make culture happen. Since going away to school, he has come back to church and involved himself in more volunteer roles, in an effort to explore his roots in this organization, and this organization’s place in a larger faith community.
Doug brings a passionate but easygoing style, and a desire to relate to all sorts of people on the level of personal wonders and global movement.
Lead Teacher – Jannika Nyberg