Rev. Vahey was ordained as a UU minister in 2012. Over the past 20 years she has served as a hospital chaplain, a religious educator, a college lecturer, as Assistant Minister at Countryside Church UU in Palatine, IL and currently as the part-time Faith in Action minister at Unity Temple in Oak Park. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Colleen has also lived in Australia, Switzerland, France, and Czech Republic. She enjoys reading, kayaking, and spending time in nature.