About Us


State Level Advocacy

UUDAN was founded on June 10, 2016. Our Leadership Team includes active representation from all five Delaware UU congregations. During the formation process, UUDAN benefitted from expert consultation provided by the national Coalition of UU State Advocacy Networks (CUUSAN). 

The initial UU State Action Networks  which were formed more than a decade ago, were organizations of UU congregations. Based on this structure, they needed to build a consensus of the participating congregations before taking a position. This structure was often too cumbersome for effective action. As a result, UUDAN has been formed as an organization of individuals. UUDAN is affiliated with all five Delaware UU congregations.

UUDAN is not incorporated as a separate organization, but has been established as a program of the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington.

UUDAN Leadership Team

Rebecca Laster     Chair
Don Peterson        Co-Chair
Jeff Lott                 Treasurer
Jack Guerin           Communications Coordinator
Molly Keogh          Advocacy Coordinator

UUDAN Steering Committee

Member                                                       Congregation

Jack Guerin                            Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek
Prakash Vaidy                        Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek 
Larry Dickerson                    Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek 
Ivonne Antongiorgi              Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek
Jeff Lott                                   First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
Rebecca Laster                      First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
Jan Owens                              Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
Glen Schmiesing                   Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
Don Peterson                         Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
John Sykes                              Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
Margaret McLaughlin          Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
Molly Keogh                           Unitarian Universalists of Central Delaware
Dustyn Thompson                Advocacy Partner
Jen Harris                               Advocacy Partner

UUDAN Bylaws

At our annual meeting in May, 2019, UUDAN adopted a new set of Bylaws.  The first PDF below provides a one page Summary of the new Bylaws followed by a second PDF presenting the complete Bylaws.  Place your cursor at the bottom of the page to scroll through the document.