About Us

This is the Day is a community of professional women in ministry, who write and produce resources for the full life of the church. Our ministries bring us together as colleagues and as friends. We share what we have created with joy and with the hope that you can experience transformation in your own communities. We would love to connect with you at thisisthedayresources@gmail.com

Rev. Amber Henry Neuroth, Founder and Contributor

Amber has served as Pastor of Hope UCC in Alexandria, VA since 2011. Most of her work here at This is the Day comes from her ministry and the movement of the Spirit in the life of the church. She loves to bring people together in new ways for worship and community. Amber is ordained in the United Church of Christ and has M.Div. and Th.M degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary. She lives in Washington D.C. with her spouse, Michael, and their two sons.

Rev. Holly Jackson, Contributor

Holly has served as Pastor of UCC Seneca Valley since 2016. She previously served for 11 years as Minister for Christian Education. Holly is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She sees spiritual disciplines and justice work as two halves of the whole of what works to propel us on our spiritual path.  She believes that humor and joy make life worthwhile, that being still and silent before God is hard but necessary, and that speaking truth to power is a holy endeavor.Holly has a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary, 2012, and a Master of Social Work from Fordham University, 1997. Holly lives in Gaithersburg, MD with her husband, Patrick. They have two young adult children.

Rae Gunawardena, Contributor

Rae is a member of Hope UCC in Alexandria, VA and serves on the Spiritual Formation Team. She grew up in the United Church of Christ and served as a Sunday School and Communion teacher for many years. Rae also was a camp counselor and intern for seven summers at DuBois Center, a camp and conference center in southern Illinois. She is currently a second grade teacher of English learners in northern Virginia. Rae earned her B.A. in Spanish from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI and her M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA.