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Meet Our Minister

Rev. Dr. Maureen Killoran

Developmental Minister


Dr. Killoran – or Rev. Maureen as she prefers to be called – is an accredited interim minister in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. Her ordained ministry combines 30 years' service to UU congregations, training in transition coaching, and many years commitment to organizational healing and change.

Over the past decade, Rev. Maureen has offered transition leadership with UU congregations in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Vero Beach FL, Bethesda MD, St. Louis MO, and most recently in San Antonio. Earlier in her ministry, she served as settled minister in Salem, Oregon and Asheville NC. Her service has included churches as small as 80, as large as 750, and everything in between. While there are many differences among congregations of different sizes, Rev. Maureen says one constant is the importance of identifying and nurturing congregational and individual strengths. “What we focus on, grows,” she says. “Problems may not disappear, but when you don’t give them a lot of energy, they often seem to fade.”

Born in Canada, Rev. Maureen holds Masters Degrees in Divinity and Sociology and a D.Min. in church organizational systems. She holds the designation Professional Transition Specialist from the interfaith Interim Ministry Network, on whose board she currently serves. She has published numerous articles and meditations, most recently a chapter entitled “Beginners Mind” in Landscapes of Aging and Spirituality (Skinner House, 2015).

With her husband, Peter Hyatt, Maureen loves sharing food adventures, exploring new environments,and attending museums, theater, and films. Storytelling, photography, and what she calls “Very Amateur” sketching are among her spare time activities. She has an active presence on Facebook and tweets a daily morning prayer @revglenrose. Peter and Maureen are proud to claim ten grandchildren, and are rather astonished to note that, together, they rack up over 100 years as Unitarians / Unitarian Universalists. They look forward to being active participants in the Gainesville community.

Rev. Maureen plans to hold office hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, unless pastoral or other pressing matters intervene. You are invited to call (352.377.1669) or email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for appointments during these or other mutually convenient times.


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