Dana N. Moore

Student Minister

When not nurturing her two beautiful children, Dana Moore is committed to being a social justice warrior through her ministry work with youth and young adults.


Dana has begun a year-long internship as Student Minister at the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock. Here she hopes to experience and encourage a practice of faithful covenanting that both supports and holds us accountable to our goals as a beloved community. She is thrilled to work in a community with a rich history and commitment to advancing UU values in our hearts, our homes, our communities, and the world.


Dana is completing her studies at Starr King School for the Ministry, the Unitarian Universalist seminary in the Bay Area. She is recognized as a St. Lawrence and Hilda Mason Family Scholar. She enjoys being in the role of a student, always allowing her natural curiosity to lead her toward deeper learning. Dana continues to be inspired by her studies of feminine leadership and world religion.


For more than a decade, Dana has studied as a Spiritual Teacher and Reiki Master helping humans experience positive spiritual connection and healing from religious trauma and abuse. She continues to support Spiritual Leadership Development as a motivational speaker of entrepreneurs and women business owners blending core values, spirituality, and business ethics.


An active member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, she serves as founding coordinator of the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) Montclair Haven, lead facilitator of the Harvest the Power Lay Leadership Development Program, and member of the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee. In her role as Youth Program Coordinator at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit, Dana delights in witnessing the passion and development of young Unitarian Universalists

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