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New Membership Coordinator: Edie Phillips

Welcome to our new Membership Coordinator, Edie Phillips, who joined East Shore in March.

Edie is a longtime UU, having spent most of her affiliation with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland (UUCC) in Shaker Heights. While there, she was active in many aspects of congregational life including Chair of the Social Justice Committee, Membership volunteer and part of the team that facilitated “Future Search” for the congregation, a multi-day workshop to discover and build consensus on what the future of a congregation could look like. She also served as the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees.

Edie lives in Concord with her wife, Gloria, and their family of four-leggeds: two cats (Tinker and Belle) and the most recent addition of a hoard-rescued pup named Twix. Although the latter takes a remarkable amount of their time, when they can get away they love to travel – short trips or long. Edie has trekked to Morocco several times, finding the sunsets in Marrakech among the most spectacular she’s ever seen. More recently they’ve cruised in Hawaii and Norway and regrettably had to postpone a planned cruise to Greece and Turkey this summer.

Edie was raised in a small town in northeast Ohio, Vienna, in Trumbull County. She graduated from Kent State with a degree in Public Health and received a Master’s Degree in Business from Cleveland State. She serves as the President of the Women’s Philanthropic Union (WPU) that financially supports programs directed at economic self-sufficiency and supportive housing.

Edie spent the majority of her career working in the financial and business analytics area of the industrial gas business, an industry that rapidly consolidated over the years into many companies (AGA, Linde Gas, AirGas and Messer Inc.) She loved her work but is grateful to now be primarily focused on building relationships instead of financial reports.