Jean Newcomer began January 1 as church administrator, taking on many of the tasks Karen Fields so graciously performed for 33 years. Jean is under no illusion that she is Karen’s replacement (she is irreplaceable!), but she does hope to make her own path at University Church.
Jean has nearly 30 years of experience working for various nonprofits throughout the city, and left her last job after a year at St. Pauls UCC in Lincoln Park to work full-time at UChurch. She and her husband Phil Miller are members of UChurch, and are parents of two daughters, Clare and Julia.