I used to wonder if there was a job in the world that requires a skill set of loving people and being enthusiastic. Now I know: it’s being a minister.
Here at First Church, I enthusiastically encourage the strengthening of hope as we journey together toward a world of love and justice for all. While I don’t know that we will ever see that world in our life times, I believe we can glimpse it in our relationships to one another and the Holy.
I was raised Catholic and went to Catholic schools right through college (I graduated from Georgetown University in 1977 with a B.S. in Nursing). But as an adult I discovered Unitarian Universalism. Like so many who come through our doors, I found a spiritual home in keeping with my progressive values, broad spiritual interests, my questioning approach to theology, and my quest for meaning. Now I work to open doors for people of diverse beliefs so you, too, can find a place where you can share meaningful, nourishing, spiritual experiences to support your life; a place where you can put your values, beliefs and hopes to work in service to building that world of love and justice.
Before graduating from Harvard Divinity School I did a variety of things, from professional nursing to community and political organizing and even video production. While all of these past positions contributed to the backpack of skills that help me in my practice of ministry, I think the most important lessons unfold in my relationships to this congregation, my family and friends. I feel lucky, privileged and blessed to have the opportunity to share my life in ministry. I look forward to sharing it with you.