Rev. Joyce Palmer, M.Div., is the Director of Religious Education. Joyce most recently served as the Director of Membership and Lay Ministry at All Souls Church, in Washington, D.C. She completed her seminary education at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Before pursuing ministerial studies, Joyce worked with the Head Start Program as both Head Teacher and Site Supervisor.
Rev. Palmer's interest in Unitarian Universalism began several years ago with a sermon at the UU church in Rockford, IL. From that moment on, Joyce became actively involved with youth and adult religious education, Our Whole Lives sexuality program, and serving on various committees. She most appreciates the accepting, open-minded, and inclusive spirit nurtured in UU congregations.
Here at Unitarian Church North, Joyce will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the religious education program for children and youth. Currently Joyce lives in Bay View with her husband Tim and their dogs, Rudy and Kaya. Reading, dancing, solitude, and eating chocolate are among her favorite things.
Rev. Joyce Palmer's Office Hours: T-W, 10 am-2 pm