How We Care For You
Reverend Justine Sullivan
Rev. Justine is our interim minister. She entered professional ministry after working for 20 years as a social worker and psychotherapist and more recently as a congregational consultant and facilitator. She served as president of her district board (the Clara Barton district in New England) from 2012-2015 and as president of the district presidents association
2014-2015. She graduated from Meadville Lombard Theological School in May of 2017 and was ordained by her home congregation in Northborough, Massachusetts in June of 2017. She completed her ministerial internship in Chelmsford, MA (a congregation about the same size as CVUU) and is currently finishing up a one-year interim ministry with a small congregation (110 adult members) in Essex, MA. Essex has just called their new settled minister, who will begin serving in August, freeing her up to come to Norfolk.
Although she is newly ordained, Justine has been working with congregations and other UU groups and systems for years. Her greatest joy is to work with congregations in transition.
Lay Pastoral Care is a ministerial program that provides a confidential, caring presence to congregants undergoing stressful life challenges. The program also serves as an extension of the minister’s own pastoral care presence. Please contact the minister or the office to get in touch with a lay pastoral care associate.
While our entire congregation is charged with the mission of caring for one another, the Caring Team strives to be the active “heart of the CVUU community.” They see to the direct needs of members and friends in times of crisis. They provide assistance, support and a caring presence while raising awareness of opportunities to support one another. You might see them during the time of reflection in our Sunday service, reading from the Book of Life.