Kay Montgomery

Board Chair

“Meadville Lombard prepares students to engage in—and help others engage in—a changing world.”

Kay Montgomery worked for the Unitarian Universalist Association for thirty years until her retirement in the summer of 2013.  At the UUA, she was a fundraiser for two years and then, from 1985 through 2013, served as executive vice president. In that role she was chief of staff and worked closely with congregational ministers and lay leaders.

Prior to that, she was active in at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta and in denominational activities: elected district president, inter-district president, and director of the Southeast UU Summer Institute. She was appointed to a variety of denominational committees, including the Ministerial Fellowship Committee.

Kay attended Georgia State University where she was a philosophy major. In 1997, she was given an honorary doctorate by Meadville Lombard. She is the mother of two grown sons and grandmother of six.

What is your message to a prospective student?

“Here’s the thing about the Meadville Lombard model of seminary education: it prepares students to minister not only to their eventual congregations but also to their communities and to the world. MLTS prepares students to engage in—and help others engage in—a changing world while not losing sight of the best of our Unitarian Universalist heretical tradition.”