Rev. Jane Thickstun was ordained in 2000 after receiving her Masters in Divinity from the Meadville Lombard Theological School earlier that year. She also has a Master of Arts Degree and Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University. Since her ordination, Rev. Jane has served as a settled Minister at the UU Fellowship of Midland, Michigan and the Keene, New Hampshire UU Church. She has also served as an Interim Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca and the UU Congregation of the Hudson Valley. In addition, she has served as a Chaplain at a nursing home in Westmoreland, New Hampshire and a Campus Minister and Adjunct Faculty Member at Keene (NH) State College.
Rev. Jane possesses many talents both in the pulpit and out. Amongst these are a strong presence on Sunday mornings and a willingness to challenge conventional thinking in her free exercise of the pulpit. These sermons become all the more effective with her excellent planning and preparation skills. These produce services that seamlessly weave music, readings, prayer, time for all ages, and mediations towards a common theme and message in the sermon. In addition, Rev Jane’s passions outside of Sunday mornings, include the religious education and youth programs, green sanctuary, social justice surrounding marginalized communities, and – of course – music, make her the perfect fit for UUCNH. And she is funny; we spend many hours laughing together!