Mid-America Region mapTransition to MidAmerica Region

The final District vote took place on Saturday, April 27, 2013 and all three Districts voted YES to creating the MidAmerica Region.

The MidAmerica Region has its own governing board, replacing Prairie Star, Central Midwest and Heartland District Boards as of July 1, 2013. Your UUA Field Staff did not change and continues to serve you.

Mid-America Region is composed of three former Districts:

Prairie Star District
Central Midwest District
Heartland District

What Regionalization Means for Prairie Star District

Regionalization proceeded on two fronts: Governance and Services to Congregations

While our Central Midwest, Heartland, and Prairie Star District Boards moved forward on a timeline that led to votes in April 2013 on forming a new regional Governance structure, the Field Staff worked to create new Program Delivery and Administrative structures that began July 1, 2013.

Field Staff

Regionalization for PSD will mean sharing the services of district field staff. We will be moving from now to July 2013 to having all six co-funded staff from the three districts serve the whole region. Regional Field Staff are shown at the bottom of this page. The process has already begun with the online workshops offered twice monthly—workshops planned and hosted by all six staff members and made available to congregants in all three districts.

September 1, 2011, Nancy Combs-Morgan, formerly with Heartland District, began working with youth and young adults in all three districts.

Administrative Staff

July 1, 2012, Gretchen Ohmann, formerly with Central Midwest District, began working as MidAmerica Technology Coordinator serving all three districts. Beginning July 1, 2013, Sarah Greene, current PSD Administrator, will fill the position of Regional Administrator 1 (full-time position), and Peggy Boccard, current Central Midwest Administrator, will be Regional Administrator 2 (half-time position).

In the new system:

  • Your first call for help will be the District staff you already know
  • Each staff member will be able to assist you with his or her knowledge and experience
  • When you need to go deeper, they may refer you to one of their colleagues
  • We will build on existing relationships, but not be restricted by them
  • You’ll see a growing use of technology to serve congregations over districts.