Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

Rev. Mary Katherine Morn

President and CEO

Reverend Mary Katherine Morn began her tenure as the President and Lead Executive Officer for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee in June 2018. She brings to her leadership a profound commitment to the work of justice and focus on building teams and resourcing a transformative mission through partnerships.

Previous to her denominational service, Mary Katherine served as senior minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax in Oakton, Virginia, and grew small, mid-size, and large congregations in five different states including Texas, Alabama, Washington, D.C., Georgia, and Virginia. She served on panels for the UU Funding Program and has also held various positions within the UU Ministers Association, including vice president of the executive committee. Mary Katherine was the president of Senior Ministers of Large UU Congregations and the former co-chair of the UUA President’s Council. In 2014, she became the director of stewardship and development and special advisor to the president of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Mary Katherine’s husband, John Rakestraw, is the former director of Boston College’s Center for Teaching Excellence and they have one adult son.

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