Janine Larsen, Director of Ministries

Janine Larsen

Janine oversees church programs and staff who support learning, spiritual deepening, connection & communications, congregational service, and leadership development. Prior to joining UUC staff in 2016, Janine served the Unitarian Universalist Association in the Pacific Northwest for twelve years, as District Executive and on Regional Staff. She worked in nonprofit management and consulting for 25 years before that.

Janine is a UU lay leader whose first UU church was in Woodinville, WA, where she served in a variety of leadership roles including Board President. Janine has practiced Zen Buddhism since 2001, and was ordained as a Soto Zen priest in 2019 by James Myoun Ford, Roshi (who is also UU Minister). For more information on her Zen path, click here.

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

Office hours:  Janine is fully vaccinated and is now working at the church on Thursdays and Sundays. She is available by appointment for in-person or video meetings during office hours or other times. Generally, Janine takes Mondays off.

Contact Janine through her direct line, (206) 454-7724, or by completing the email form below.