Rev. Scott Aaseng
Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois (UUANI)
Rev. Scott Aaseng is Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois (UUANI), a statewide network of Unitarian Universalist congregations working to strengthen the movement for justice, beloved community and a healthy planet through relational, intersectional, values-based organizing.
As a Lutheran pastor on the southwest side of Chicago in the 1990s, he helped found the Southwest Youth Collaborative, and went on to do multi-state organizing with the American Friends Service Committee.
Rev. Aaseng has been trained in community organizing through the Industrial Areas Foundation, Community Renewal Society, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, and Gamaliel. He has served, in various capacities, UU congregations in Chicago, Oak Park, Quincy, Evanston and Rockford IL, as well as Hobart IN.
He lives in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago with his wife and (sometimes) his two college-age daughters.