Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson has joined First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee as Director of Religious Education. She is responsible for leading the children’s religious education program, supervising the religious education staff, and working with lay leaders to coordinate healthy religious education programs for children and youth through worship, classes and special programs.
Holding degrees in both education and fine arts from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Kimberlee is currently a candidate for the Unitarian Universalist ministry and a graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago.
Kimberlee’s enthusiasm for working with youth, young adults and families, plus her passion for educating congregations on anti-racism actions, is supported by 18 years of experience working in Unitarian Universalist religious education. Previously, Kimberlee served as the co-creator of Blessed at Pridefest while she was the intern minister at Unitarian Universalist Church West (UUCW) for two years. She spent 15 years as an art educator in Wisconsin’s public schools, 10 years as the Youth and Young Adult Coordinator for the Central Midwest District of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), and five years as the Program Director of the Unitarian Universalist Church, in Rockford, Illinois.