Joan VanBecelaere


  • Availability: All times, Guest in Your Pulpit worship services, program lectures, and seminars or workshops in Ohio. 

  • Fee: Honorarium to be given to UU Justice Ohio

About Joan VanBecelaere

Rev. Joan Van Becelaere serves half time as the Administrator/Executive Director of UU Justice Ohio.  She also serves half time as a Congregational Life Consultant for the Central East Region. She has been working as part of the Congregational Life staff since 2007.  Previously, Rev. Van Becelaere was Vice President for Student Services at Iliff Theological School in Denver, CO where she also taught Unitarian Universalist polity classes. Rev. Van Becelaere serves as primary contact for congregations in NorthWest Ohio,  Central Ohio and Pittsburgh area.  She coaches congregations considering various forms of Partnerships between congregations.  She is also regional Program Manager for the Commissioned Lay Ministry program.  Rev. Van Becelaere is a story teller and specializes in presenting Dr. Seuss stories.  She lives in Columbus OH with her spouse, Jerald Wagenman, and three cats (Ezekiel, Hezekiah and Zachariah)


  • UUJO 

  • UU theological and spiritual foundations for social justice

  • Current social justice issues

  • Other topics can be arranged to align with your congregation's monthly themes