Cory Ness

Director of Religious Exploration
Phone
717.564.4761 (x705)

About Me

Joined UCH Staff: July 2020

Cory began her journey as a Unitarian Universalist in the early 1990s when she found a religious home to raise her children at a Unitarian Universalist congregation. There she discovered the UU Principles and Sources, which aligned with her own life philosophies. She has been a professional religious educator since 2006, serving most recently at the UU Church of the Shenandoah Valley near Winchester, VA.

Cory’s love and passion for Unitarian Universalism can be seen every Sunday and in the many credentials she has acquired over the years. In 2012 she became a Credentialed Religious Educator, completing all 10 of the Renaissance Modules. Since that time, she has completed Our Whole Lives (OWL) Training, a comprehensive sexuality program for Kindergarten through the 12th grade; Spirit Play, a Montessori approach; Pastoral Care; Creating Healthy Congregations; Anti-Racism Training; Interim DRE Training and others.

She and her husband, Daryl, were both born in York County and have lived most of their lives in the southern part of the County. They have two adult daughters who live in Virginia. Their oldest is an industrial-organizational psychologist, and their youngest is an elementary school teacher. For self-care, Cory loves creating fiber art including quilts, needle felting, and crochet. She also enjoys spending time camping and hiking with her husband.

Cory Ness