I'm delighted to welcome you to our UUFCO website. I hope you find what you are looking for in these pages, and that I'm graced with the opportunity to meet you in person soon.
I believe in the power of Unitarian Universalist congregations to heal spirits and change the world. With that grounding belief, I am committed to fostering the vitality of our congregation and widening circles of community, compassion and courage.
So what can you expect when you come to a Sunday service?
A congregation’s Sunday services create a heartbeat in people’s lives as the community gathers in, goes out, and gathers in again. I seek to work with congregational leaders to create the richest possible worship experience through hospitality and spiritual nourishment for those who gather together on Sunday.
The relationship between minister and congregation is precious, powerful, and sacred. This is most visible in worship, a place and time of opening to new ways of seeing and being, seeing value where we didn’t before, being restored, renewed, healed.
My purpose as a minister is to help create a spiritual culture where people are nourished and nurtured towards wholeness, integrity, and authenticity, strengthened to thrive in the face of challenge, and inspired to engage wholeheartedly in the miracle of life. I write sermons and build worship with the goals of interpreting contemporary life to make meaning out of experience; nurturing compassion and commitment within and beyond the congregation, and deepening awareness of our interdependence in the web of life. UUFCO’s mission statement echoes my aim for worship: to seek meaning, celebrate life, and serve the spirit of love and justice in our world.