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UUSC Welcomes Two New Board Members

For Immediate Release: September 8, 2021

Media Contact:
Michael Givens
Director of Strategic Communications
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Phone: +1-857-540-0617
Email: mgivens@uusc.org

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), based in Cambridge’s historic Central Square, has welcomed two new board members to support the institution’s mission of advancing human rights and social justice on a global scale.

Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti is the senior minister for Ann Arbor, Michigan’s First Unitarian Universalist Congregation. He is a co-editor of Conversations with the Sacred: A Collection of Prayers (2020) and the 2018-2019 UUA common read, Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment. Manish has served in a number of leadership roles within the UU community and is a former diplomat in the Clinton administration.

Dave Thompson is a retired senior executive in the tech industry. Since his retirement, he has focused much of his time on social impact investing and community service. He is an active member of Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church in Kirkland, Washington. Dave is quite passionate about social justice and equity and devotes his time to several volunteer projects that promote justice in many forms. A graduate of Cornell University, he lives in Seattle, Washington.

“UUSC is thrilled to have the passion and commitment for social change that Manish and Dave have demonstrated in their professional and personal lives,” said Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, CEO and president of UUSC. “Each brings a range of knowledge and expertise that will enrich our decision making and help us more concretely live into our mission and values. We look forward to working with them, learning from them, and advancing justice in deep collaboration.”

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The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a human rights and solidarity organization founded as a rescue mission in 1940 during the Holocaust. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and with a membership of more than 35,000 supporters across the United States, UUSC’s programs focus on the issues of climate change, migrant justice, and crisis response.