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!

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.

Upcoming Services

Life and Death of James Reeb

April 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Members of the congregation will present a dramatization of the life of UU minister, Rev. James Reeb, who died fighting for civil rights in 1965.

What goes around comes around . . . a spring trajectory that rings true for the Easter story - a simple narrative that relates the birth, life, death, and resurrection of the Christian tradition’s founder, Jesus of Nazareth. But simplicity fails to rule the day in regards to the confusing facts and fictions of a [...]

Bill Moul and Eileen Lessman - Two members of the North Area Environmental Council will tell of the inspirations that led them to become environmentally active.

DT Cares

April 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

DTCare intends to leave the world a better place than we found it by elevating and empowering disadvantaged communities across the globe through creating unique opportunities for employment, education, job training, local awareness, capacity building, and celebrating diversity within the communities we affect.