Unprecedented number of retirements and more ministers looking beyond parishes lead to clergy shortage.
A story we’re following and will report on in more depth soon: There aren’t enough ministers seeking congregational positions to fill the available interim ministry positions this year, according to the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Central East Regional Group. “There is a perception amongst our congregations that there is some great pool of available ministers out there, who are just waiting for an opportunity to serve congregations of our liberal faith tradition,” according to the undated announcement on the CERG website that began showing up on social media on Sunday. “While that may have been true at one time, it is no longer true.”
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Christopher L. Walton is editor of UU World. He holds degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the University of Utah and is a member of the Church of the Larger Fellowship.
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