The Central Midwest District UUA merged in 2013 with the Districts of Heartland and Prairie Star to form the MidAmerica Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
This site is for archival information only. For the latest events and news, please go to MidAmericaUUA.org.

CMwD Staff

Current MidAmerica Region Staff

Rev. Ian Evison

Congregational Services Director
Rev. Ian Evison
cell: 773.326.9787
ievison at uua.org

Ian Evison serves as the Congregational Services Director. Ian works with local congregations individually and in groups to assist in planning, resource evaluation, organizational development, and program implementation. He coaches leaders, and works with district committees and partners with other organizations to bring excellence in programming to the District.

Dori Thexton

Faith Development and Growth Director
Dori Davenport Thexton
cell: 708.805.1866
dthexton at uua.org

Dori Davenport serves as the district's Faith Development and Growth Director. Ms. Davenport works closely with Rev. Evison in overseeing the services provided to the 80 congregations in the district. These services include leadership development for both lay and professional leaders, resources on growth and healthy congregational dynamics, and networking for those seeking information on various aspects of congregational life. Ms. Davenport meets regularly with religious educators around the district to offer support and resources in all areas of lifespan religious education. She also coordinates the district's consultant program.

  Both the Congregational Services Director and the Faith Development and Growth Director are jointly employed by the Central Midwest District and the Unitarian Universalist Association.

District Administrator
Peggy Boccard
wk: 312.636.9724
[email protected]

Peggy Boccard serves as District Administrator and is responsible for the day-to-day functions in the office. Peggy supports the district committees as well as the board of trustees through database management, facilities management, and overall information systems management for the district. Ms. Boccard also creates the documentation and training for the district web site and other systems. She is a member of the Unitarian Church of Evanston, Illinois.

Event & Publications Associate
Michelle Richards
richards.michelle at frontier.com

Michelle is the District’s Event and Publications Associate, and for the District serves on the New Start Congregations Team of the Congregational Growth and Development Council, and on the Religious Education Advisory Council. In her staff capacity she is responsible for preparing publicity and developing materials for District workshops. She and her family attend First Unitarian in South Bend, Indiana.

Nancy Combs-Morgan

MidAmerica Region Emerging Youth and Young Adult Ministries Coordinator
Nancy Combs-Morgan
[email protected]

The co-employed staff from the three districts in our MidAmerica region decided to appoint Nancy Combs Morgan their first regional staff person, ¾-time, to work coordinating youth and young adult ministries. Nancy is currently full time on the staff of Heartland District and will continue to work there ¼ time as Faith Development Director. This portfolio change began on Sept. 1st, 2011. This appointment is a transitional appointment which we expect to last two years.


MidAmerica Region Technology Coordinator
Gretchen Ohmann
[email protected]

Gretchen Ohmann serves as the half-time Technology Coordinator for the Mid America Region. She is a member of Berrien UU Fellowship in St. Joseph, Michigan where she and her husband live. Gretchen develops and fine-tunes the Region's websites and web-based applications. Currently co-convener of Continental UU Women and Religion, Gretchen is also a web and graphic designer specializing in Joomla and WordPress.