Meeting with Elizabeth Slade, incoming Chief Officer of the General Assembly

A goodly number of us met the incoming GA Chief Officer, Elizabeth Slade, on Friday 29th March, at Unitarian New Meeting Church in Birmingham. It was a very fruitful and interesting exchange of views – she told us something of her background, and of her hopes for the future. We shared our concerns and joys about Unitarianism.

Liz asked several challenging questions:

  • How do we invite more people into the movement?
  • How do we tell the story of what we stand for and protect the good things we’re already doing, while inviting those people in?
  • How can we share our learning and principles?
  • What can we do differently to help us attract new people?
  • How do we continually shine the light on the positive things and grow from these strengths?
  • And, what do you want us to be remembered for, in 200 years’ time?

I think all of us left UNM feeling inspired and encouraged. We wish Liz all the very best for her tenure as Chief Officer.