Kristie Nardini (At Large Member, Class of 2027) earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Western New England University and her masters in Community Engagement from Merrimack College. She has served South Church in Andover, MA where she has facilitated their fellowship committee, served as a Deacon, helped lead a volunteer software management search, and currently serves as the co-lead for the Human Resources Ministry team. Professionally, Kristie works at a renowned animal hospital where she created a volunteer program from the ground up and serves as their Volunteer Coordinator. She is passionate about volunteer engagement, mental health advocacy, and program development. Kristie has a particular interest in engaging more young professionals in the UCC. She loves to write and blog in her spare time to connect with others in a meaningful way.