Reverend Mara Dowdall
The Reverend Mara Dowdall has served as Senior Minister of the First UU Society since August 2013. Prior to her call to First UU, Mara served UU congregations in Montpelier, Vermont and the Boston area. She also spent a year at the Unitarian Universalist Association as Interim Youth Ministry Director. Mara is a native of Philadelphia and a life-long Unitarian Universalist. Before her call to ministry, she worked in politics, including stints with NARAL Pro-Choice America and Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX). A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Divinity School, Mara lives in Burlington with her husband, Ben, and their two young sons. In addition to ministry and spending time with her family, Mara's favorite things include enjoying the incredible natural beauty of our city and state, long walks, discovering new podcasts, the beach, urban adventures, and coffee in pretty much any form.