Charlie Clements, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee will be this years Keynote Speaker for ConCentric, the annual Young Adult Networking and Business Meeting of C*UUYAN. Reading his bio (linked to his name), I learned that he is a Doctor and Public Health advocate with extensive international work. He has been managing UUSC since the relatively short tenure of Valora Washington (Exodus Online ’99 Appointment Story).
The UUSC continues to organize JustWorks Camps, service opportunities that have been widely attended and staffed by UU Young Adults. This project, originally envisioned and implemented by Rev. Jose Ballester is now coordinated by Nguyen Weeks who has been a welcome guest at several YRUU and C*UUYAN events over the years.
Having Dr. Clements attend ConCentric this year continues the trend of high profile UU leaders joining the 100+ young adults who gather to discuss the affairs of Young Adult & Campus Ministry in Unitarian Universalism. This year’s ConCentric will be August 17-20, 2006 in Maryland. Previous speakers include Gini Courter (’05), Bill Sinkford, Larry Peers and Diane Miller (’00), Julie Ann Silberman (’99).