Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer is currently the Director of Collegial Practice and member of Executive Team, Pro Tem for the UUMA and Minister Affiliated with First Parish, in Northfield, MA.  Melissa was initially drawn to ministry with the UUMA by her interest in supporting ministerial formation through the new Ministerial Formation Network.  In less than three years she has had three job titles as the UUMA has found itself in a period of organizational change.  Melissa came to the UUMA from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, OH where she served as the settled minister for over eleven years.  Melissa is married to Rev. Evin Carvill Ziemer (who serves on the UUA’s Congregational Life staff) and they currently live in Easthampton, MA with their two young children Rylan and Owen and two older dogs, Migo and Zoey.