Rev. Taddeo is a fifth-generation Unitarian Universalist born and raised in Northern Virginia. In May 2011, she graduated from the Meadville Lombard Theological School, a Unitarian Universalist seminary in Chicago, earning two academic awards in Philosophy of Religion and Religious Education. In the years before entering seminary, Rev. Taddeo was a very active lay-leader at her home congregation, the UU Congregation of Fairfax, in Oakton, Virginia where she served on the Board of Trustees, Stewardship Committee, and Family Activities Coordination Team. She was also active as a Worship Associate and Lay Minister for Worship and Arts. As a professional religious educator, she served as the Youth Ministry Coordinator for the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation and as the Coordinator of Youth Activities for the Joseph Priestley District of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Rev. Taddeo graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Northern Virginia Community College in 2005. She earned a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Jackson Memorial Hospital in downtown Miami, and did her ministerial internship training at the UU Fellowship of Boca Raton and the UU Church of Fort Lauderdale. Prior to being called as our full-time settled minister on May 22, 2011, she served as the Consulting Minister for the UU Fellowship of Marion County in Summerville, Florida, and as the Program Coordinator for the Florida District Racial Justice Council. She currently serves as the President of the UU Allies for Racial Equity and as a responder for the UU Trauma Response Ministry Team.
Rev. Taddeo has been married to her beloved life partner, Russ, since 1986. They have an adult son, Davin, who lives in East Lansing, Michigan with his life partner, Rachel. In her spare time, Rev. Taddeo especially loves to hike, canoe, backpack, and camp, and when she can’t be on outdoor adventures, she enjoys needlework, reading, writing, meditation, or a cup of tea while watching one of her favorite TV shows.
Rev. Jan is currently on Sabbatical from January through July, 2017. View a video with information about her sabbatical period.