Jen Dillinger, our community minister, is a minister in the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, and working at Stanford Hospital as an interfaith chaplain and supervisory education student. That means she’s learning how to train others in healthcare chaplaincy. No stranger to the Palo Alto area, she received her B.A. at Stanford, along with completing her CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) residency at Stanford in 2005. Between that, she received her Masters of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, and has served as a chaplain at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children’s Hospital Boston.
In addition to her ministry, she loves ballroom dancing, camping trips, stargazing, and playing Simon and Garfunkel tunes on the piano. You may find her on the patio at coffee, so don’t feel shy about saying hello. If you’re interesting in getting involved at Stanford Hospital, she knows all about volunteer opportunities there.
What is her role at UUCPA?
Jen plans to attend services and participate generally in the life of the church. As our community minister, she will preach once a year, and offer a workshop. She won’t be meeting with individuals as a minister except as agreed upon by Amy. We endorse her as a Community Minister on behalf of the Unitarian Universalist Association.