Minister’s Blog

Reflecting on 10 years in ministry

On Oct. 8, 2006, I was ordained to the UU ministry. My ordaining congregation was the UU Church of Loudoun (Leesburg, Va.) and the service was held at UU Congregation of Fairfax (Oakton, Va). The night before, at the physical location of the Loudoun church, we had a wonderful variety show/open mic night with delicious … Continued

I Applaud Goshen Church of the Brethren

Referring to the article, “Goshen Church of the Brethren votes to recognize, perform gay marriages,” dated May 23 on, I had some thoughts to express. First, I applaud the decision by this congregation to pull together in taking a strong stand for equal marriage. As a pastor who went through a long, similar process … Continued

Message from the Minister – June 2016

The theme for June is Simplicity. I confess, I falter with this, this month. There is nothing simple about re-entry back into congregational life after a six month sabbatical. Nothing simple about bidding farewell to our intern to whom many of us turned this last year. Nothing simple about preparing to attend a national convention … Continued