Introducing Rev. Jane Thickstun

Our Minister

Meet our Minister

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!

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In her Spare Time

In her spare time, as mentioned, Rev. Jane has a passion for contra dancing and plans to enjoy time with other dancers in the Pittsburgh area when the pandemic is over.  She is also an avid runner and loves the outdoors, specifically hiking and kayaking.  An admitted “sun worshiper,” her ideal summer is one spent outside.  She also enjoys singing. When she isn’t on the move, she spends time with her two cats, Waldo and Oscar.

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Upcoming Services

The Interdependent Web

May 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Our 7th Principle is “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” This is the last of the services on the principles, and the 7th is one of the most beloved. Let’s explore what living this principle really means.

Gun Violence Prevention

May 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

CeaseFire PA will join us for this memorial day weekend service.