Melissa MacKinnon has been a member of UUSS since 1999. She has been part of two major milestones in our religious education program: she became the first full-time Director of Religious Education (DRE) in August 2008 and she became our first credentialed religious educator (CRE) in May of 2013.
Melissa is also a veteran yoga instructor. She worked for 14 years as an instructor and workshop leader designing programs and curricula to bring yoga to adults, children and pregnant women. That training and mindfulness is evident in the thoughful planning and gentle nature she brings to our RE programs.
In the past, Melissa has served on the RE Council, been a mentor for the Coming of Age program, trained for and taught OWL and Spirit Play, and has watched her own children grow in the RE program.