Peer to Peer

This is designed to be YOUR sacred and collaborative space.  A place for faith formation leaders engaged together in nurture, support and advocacy to engage one another!  As Conference Minister Rev. Kent Siladi has said many times, "We need one another!"  This page offers a way to extend ourselves to one another engaged in a similar role and offers opportunities to network, create communities of mutual support and sharing and more!

Faith formation leaders in every role have and develop an impressive body of knowledge and experience.  Your peers in faith formation can be your best resource and you might be theirs!  This type of cohort sharing is often referred to as “the wisdom in the room”.  Whether you are sharing best practices, materials for an upcoming seasonal program, or introducing a peer to an undiscovered resource they should know about, peer development and relationships are a natural way to mature in your role as a faith formation leader.  This page offers insights, ideas and tools for developing within your own circle of peers and with peers throughout our region.


Our Peer- to- Peer interest and information form is a tool designed to enable our staff to assist you in making connections and networking with the collective wisdom in the room. It will enable you to share and collect information about nuts and bolts items, resource sharing and ideas too.  We invite you to take a few minutes to complete this simple interest and information form. Use the link below to complete our interest form and to begin enriching your network today!

Let us help you make connections!

New Leaders

Each month you’ll meet someone new to the role or who has been welcomed as a leader in a new setting.  This will enable us to get to know one another and connect!


Excellence Groups (CoP)

A Community of Practice, often abbreviated in writing as a CoP, is a group of people who are active practitioners. The purpose of a CoP is to provide a way for practitioners to share tips and best practices, ask questions of their colleagues, and provide mutual support and guidance. Newly forming groups will begin in each region in September 2019.  Let Karen Ziel know of your interest.

Professional Organizations

CAUCEConnecticut Association of United Church Educators

Connecticut chapter of the Association of United Church Educators, is available for all interested people in the state of Connecticut and provides support, training, networking and advocacy for leaders of faith formation.

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New England Association of United Church Educators

NEAUCE, a group that represents the New England UCC Educators, creates a yearly conference in early May to enable educators to participate in educational workshops, creative worship, and build relationships with other faith formation leaders.

2020 NEAUCE Event Dates Announced 

Link: NEAUCE Facebook Page            May 12-14, 20120 Pilgrim Pines, Swanzy, NH

                             Link here for Scholarship Application


Association of United Church Educators

AUCE is a membership organization which has been providing advocacy and support for church education and educators in the United Church of Christ.
AUCE's website provides information on ideas, blogs, curriculum, standards and guidelines for ministry policies, training, and compensation. Some of the resources are free but many more are available to members.
Full AUCE membership is only $75/year. Students, Volunteers and Retired Educators                                       can join for $35/year.                                                                Link: