Vicki Merriam

Vicki Merriam

For most of her life, Vicki has devoted herself to being an advocate for and educator of children and youth. As a volunteer, professional, parent, grandparent, and friend she has sought to help children and youth be the best they can be, to encourage them in their search for knowledge and understanding, and to grow in kindness and love. She puts her faith in a future they will create.
One significant and influential position was her 15 years as Case Manager and then Independent Living Program Director for The Bridge Youth Services in Connecticut from 1995 to 2011. Her work to help troubled adolescents and young adults become self-sustaining, productive, and happy was extremely rewarding and created long lasting friendships.
Vicki retired in June of 2014 after 35 years as the Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalist Society: East in Manchester, CT. Very soon after, she realized she still had a desire to work with children as well as more to give. She came to First Church Unitarian, Littleton in August of 2014 and is delighted to be here.
She enjoys the congregation, its members and friends, whom she finds to be committed and sincere Unitarian Universalists. They work hard, have a great sense of humor, and wholeheartedly support religious education and Vicki’s calling. She hopes to continue as their DRE for many years to come and looks forward to working with a new minister.