Lara Chandler

1513662_10205717262751160_8203883308262553195_nLara has been a member of the UMS family since 1971.  She received much of her metaphysical training from Damien Simpson, the founder of UMS.  She has also explored the world outside of UMS in many and varied ways due to her deep curiosity of people, cultures, and existential matters.  Lara brings all her experiences together when facilitating Sunday “conversations”.   She trained as a facilitator during the course of her 10 year employment at UC Davis and believes strongly that we can learn and grow only as long as we can question.  She recalls that Damien often taught by sharing his own struggles and questions in and of life, which allowed deeper understanding of our own experiences.  “If we can do that in the course of our conversations, imagine how much personal growth we can each experience.  It becomes the evidence that none of us is alone.”

Lara is delighted that you are interested in UMS and looks forward to your participation in our Sunday discussions.