The Humanist Society is supported by the American Humanist Association Center for Education.  The dedicated staff position and primary contact for the Humanist Society is the Program Coordinator.  The Director of Education and Education Coordinator advise and assist the Program Coordinator in serving the needs of the Humanist Society.

Education Director

Kristin Wintermute has a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in art studio from the University of Montana and a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Maine, Orono.  She has done post-graduate coursework in business administration at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management; web design at Minneapolis College of Art and Design; and accounting certification at North Hennepin Community College.  She worked for over seven years as a family therapist in a variety of settings, including private practice, a non-profit clinic for women and a for-profit health maintenance organization.

She is a life-long humanist who attended the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis (FUS) throughout her childhood and teen years.  At first, she was enrolled in FUS’s “Humanist Education Program” and in high school became a classroom teacher.  As an undergraduate at the University of Montana, she used FUS’s “Humanist Education Program” curriculum at the Unitarian Fellowship of Missoula, Montana to form their first Humanist-oriented Sunday School.  In 1998, she was hired by the North American Committee for Humanism (NACH) as Membership Director.  In 1999, NACH and its subsidiary, The Humanist Institute, became one organization and she became its part-time business manager.  From 2010 to 2017 she was the full-time executive director for THI.  As of 2018, THI joined the American Humanist Association in forming a Center for Education and Kristin was made Director of Education.  She has served on American Humanist Association, Humanist Society and Unitarian Universalist Humanists Board of Directors.

Contact Information
Phone: (612) 719-9782
Fax: (202) 238-9003

Senior Education Coordinator

Emily Newman was previously the Communications and Development Assistant at The Humanist Institute, before it merged with the American Humanist Association. She holds a BS in psychology and creative writing as well as a MA in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University. Emily grew up in Ethical Culture and has been active with the Future of Ethical Societies, the National Ethical Service, and the International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organization. For many years, she has assisted small businesses and non-profits with social media, design, website development, and marketing.

Contact Information
Phone: (202) 238-9088 x203
Fax: (202) 238-9003