Rev. Dr. Susanne Skubik Intriligator


 Unitarian Universalist and Ministry-Related Experience:

Minister, Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, Melrose, MA, August 2018-present

Solo pastor to congregation of about 140 members. Responsible for worship-leading, pastoral care, staff supervision and interfaith outreach, plus working collaboratively with Board and volunteers on administration, budgeting, adult spiritual development and social justice programs. Co-led a two-year mission/vision process leading up to governance reform and a capital campaign. Helped to found and encourage thriving social justice teams working on anti-racism, immigration support, and climate justice.  Member of Bishop Barber’s national Prophetic Council, Boston Reparations Group, Rename Faneuil Hall project, and Extinction Rebellion climate protest group.

Director of Community Engagement, Follen Church, Lexington, MA         January 2016-July 2018

Preaching monthly. Leading “New UU” class, facilitating workshops. Providing collaborative leadership with committees on anti-racism, nominating, Partner Church, Adult Programs, stewardship. Responsible for volunteer recruitment, leadership development, communications, and social media.

Online Strategist, Unitarian Universalist Association, Boston         2013-2014

Led innovations in digital media at the national level. Worked across departments to invigorate and redesign website and social media approach. Led staff trainings and workshops at GA. Developed a webinar on “Writing for the Web.” Working both remotely from Wales and traveling to the US.

Communications Officer, 2020: Growing British Unitarianism,  2013-2015

Managed communications and web presence for national movement to revitalize British Unitarianism. Served on leadership team, presented at workshops and national (UK) GA.

Founding Member and Leader, Undodiaid Bangor Unitarians 2007 – 2015

Helped to create, lead, and grow a small Welsh fellowship affiliated with British Unitarians. Served as worship leader, board member, and lead RE teacher.

Funeral Celebrant, British Humanist Association  2009 – 2010

Conducted personalized funeral services representing Britain’s largest humanist organization.

Director of Religious Education, UU Church of Santa Monica    2001 – 2003

Leader of a Sunday school for 250 children. Led children’s worship.

Intern Minister, UU Church of Reading, Reading, MA         1998-1999

Created, led, and preached in worship services, taught classes for all ages, provided pastoral care.

Student Minister, First Parish, Lincoln, Lincoln, MA       1997-1998

Created, led, and preached in worship services; taught religious education classes for adults; provided pastoral care.

Chaplain Intern, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Summer 1997

Tended to the spiritual and religious needs of patients at large urban hospital. Visited, counseled, prayed with/for people of many faiths.

Special Assistant to the President for Public Witness, UUA, Boston MA  1996-97

Researched and edited sermons and speeches for president of a religious denomination. Served as his liaison with political organizations.

Editorial Assistant, World Magazine, UUA, Boston MA                     1996

Researched and wrote articles for denominational magazine.

Education and Credentials:

PhD in Digital Media for Community-Building, 2015
   Bangor University

Masters of Divinity, 1999                                  Harvard Divinity School

Bachelor of Arts, 1987                                University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Ordination to UU Parish Ministry, 1999           First Parish, Lincoln, MA

Preliminary Fellowship with the UUA, 2001-2020

Full Fellowship with the UUA 2020

Other Professional Experience:

Creator/ Manager, “Anglesey: A Bridge Through Time” Website,  Wales, UK       2011- 2013 Designed, wrote and edited 25,000-word website that integrates fresh heritage interpretation with community-building, volunteer moderation, user-generated content and social-media elements.

Cover Supervisor, Guidance Mentor, Ysgol Aberconwy, Conwy, Wales 2008-2009 Supported and taught students in a large public secondary school, both individually and in whole classes, during teacher absence.

Assistant, then Associate Editor, Ms. Magazine, New York, New York                     1990 – 1995 One of seven top editors of national/international feminist magazine. Chief writer of international news briefs section. Chief editor of religion department. Also associate copy editor — responsible for grammar and syntax of 100 pages of text per issue. Wrote up to 10 original stories per edition.