Hello! I’m so glad you’re interested in learning more about our church and Unitarian Universalism. If you haven’t had a chance to visit us in person yet, I hope you do, because we have a beautiful community of good-hearted people here who care deeply for and support one another. I don’t take credit for this, they were like this when I got here four years ago – I just feel lucky to be able to be part of it.
A little bit of background about me: I attended Union College for my undergraduate degree, where, after a near catastrophic miss as a Math and Computer Science double-major, I received a B.A. in East Asian Studies. I have also been incredibly fortunate to have had multiple opportunities to live, study and travel abroad, including spending my junior year studying in Japan, six months living and working in London, a month in China volunteering, a trip to Australia for the 2009 World Parliament of Religions, two weeks in Senegal, and a Unitarian Universalist service trip to Haiti where we helped lay the foundations for the first three houses in a 100-home eco-village for refugees from the earthquake in Port-au-Prince. If you’d like to hear more about any of these experiences, or would just like to learn more about the church or Unitarian Universalism in general, please make an appointment so we can sit down and talk. Having a conversation would then also be a great opportunity for me to learn more about you!
If you come visit us on a Sunday, you may get a chance to meet my family – my wife Elizabeth (also a Unitarian Universalist minister, and currently our Youth Group Coordinator), our daughter Mira (age 3), our middle child Theo (age 2), and the newest addition to our family, Elias, who was born in July of 2017. This is another area of my life where I’m very lucky – I have a beautiful and talented wife and amazing children.
If you’d like to learn more about the church, please either call, 765-288-9561, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to getting to know you, whether you are a current member of the church, a first-time visitor, or anywhere in between. Meaningful relationship based on inclusive love and respect, where we learn together and support each other on our religious and life journeys – this is the foundation of our church community. I hope you will stop by and visit us and see if you might like to be a part of it!
peace and blessings,