Janine Larsen

Janine Larsen

Director of Ministries

As Director of Ministries, Janine oversees church programs and staff who support learning, spiritual deepening, connection, community service and activism. Prior to joining UUC staff in July, 2016, Janine served the Unitarian Universalist Association in the Pacific Northwest for twelve years, and worked in nonprofit management and consulting for 25 years before that. She is a UU lay leader, a member and past president of the Woodinville UU Church.

Janine has practiced Zen Buddhism since 2001. She took Jukai in 2005 from Chozen Bays, Roshi, & Hogen Bays, Roshi, at Great Vow Zen Monstery in Oregon and became a Community Zen Leader in 2013 after completing a three year training program. In 2015, Janine began studying with the Rev. James Myoun Ford, Roshi (Blue Cliff Zen Sangha). She was named a Dharma Teacher in 2017 and is preparing for ordination as a Soto Zen priest.

Janine and her spouse are both Seattle natives and have a daughter in Portland and a son in Ellensburg.

Janine’s office hours are typically Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons; others by appointment. She is generally not in the office on Mondays, nor on Tuesday mornings.

Contact Janine at (206) 454-7724 or by completing the form on this page.