Milestones—vital steps and transitions in our religious professionals' journeys—are compiled by the UUA’s Ministry and Faith Development staff group.
The UUA Ministerial Fellowship Committee grants Preliminary Fellowship status to ministerial candidates who are qualified to pursue ordained ministry and grants Full Fellowship after a period of review, usually several years. Ordination takes place when a congregation votes to ordain someone a minister. Interim ministers are hired for a year or two by a congregation to help prepare for the next settled minister. Developmental ministers address longstanding concerns specific to individual congregations. Contract ministers are hired on renewable terms. Departures occur when ministers leave their ministerial positions. Retirements are when a minister retires, usually at the end of a church year. The title Emeritus/Emerita is bestowed by congregations on ministers to honor years of meritorious leadership and service.
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John Bloom-Ramirez, Stacy Craig, Alison Duren-Sutherland, Dee Evans, Latifah A. Griffin,Jennifer A. Hackett, Amanda Hays, Julia Catherine Jones, Marvin Lewis, Cory Wells Lovell, Kevin Alan Mann, Carolyn McEvoy, Katie McQuage-Loukas, Sarah Klinger Osborne, Tovis Page,Emma Peterson, Alia Shinbrough, Elizabeth Haralam Shuba, Carter Smith, Rowan Van Ness, Steven Williams.
Deborah Bennett, Sarah Caine, Hannah Gallo Capaldi, Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick, Lara Cowtan, Christine Dance, Kimberley Debus, David Egan, Amy R. Fiorilli, Aileen Fitzke, Alexa Fraser, Stephanie Gannon, Laurel Gray, Denise Gyauch, Rayna Houdyshell Hamre, Rachael Hayes, Bob LaVallee, Christe Lunsford, Jason Lydon, Rosemary Morrison, Amy Moses-Lagos, Elizabeth Mount, Kayla Parker, C. Nancy Reid-McKee, Bethany Russell-Lowe, Eric Severson, Jane Bennett Smith, Elizabeth Sollie, Kristina Spaude, Ruth Vann Lillian, Megan Visser, Pippin Whitaker, Samantha Lynne Wilson.
Stacy Craig, Ashland, Wisc.; Latifah A. Griffin, Philadelphia, Pa. (Unit. Soc.), and Wilmington, Del.; Jennifer A. Hackett, Eugene, Ore.; E.N. Hill, Tallahassee, Fla.; Randy Lewis, Tulsa, Okla. (All Souls); Carolyn McEvoy, New York, N.Y. (Community Church), and Westport, Conn.; Meg McGuire, San Francisco, Calif., and Columbus, Ohio; Sarah Klinger Osborne, Cordova, Tenn.; Tovis Page, Redwood City, Calif.; Alison Peters, Appleton, Wisc.; Emma Peterson, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Victoria Poling, Port Townsend, Wash.; Elizabeth Haralam Shuba, Lancaster, Pa.; J Sylvan, Houston, Tex. (Bay Area).
Began Settled Ministry
Kharma Amos, Brunswick, Me.; Eric Banner, Denver, Colo. (First Univ.); Jacqueline C. Brett, Durham, N.C.; Maria Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa, Bellevue, Wash. (East Shore); Matthew Crary, Tucson, Ariz. (Mountain Vista); Jenna Crawford, Marblehead, Mass.; Katie Romano Griffin, Indianapolis, Ind. (All Souls); Nicoline Guerrier, Plattsburgh, N.Y.; Christina Hockman, Greenville, S.C.; mandi huizenga, Naperville, Ill. (DuPage); Justin McCreary, Tulsa, Okla. (Hope Unitarian); Alison Miller, Portland, Ore. (First); Elizabeth Mount, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan, Chandler, Ariz. (Valley UU); Ellen Quaadgras, Portsmouth, N.H. (South); KC Slack, Washington, D.C. (Washington Ethical Society); Josh Snyder, Akron/Fairlawn, Ohio; Pippin Whitaker, Athens, Ga.; Jay Wolin, Sarasota, Fla.
Began Contract Ministry
Susan-Lynn Johns, St. Johnsbury, Vt.; Beth Johnson, Hinsdale, Ill.
Departed Settled Ministry
Eva Cameron, Essex, Mass.; Mitra Jafarzadeh, Cincinnati, Ohio; Beth Johnson, Vista, Calif.; Beth Meyers, San Mateo, Calif.; Meghann Robern, Winnipeg, Man.; Jane Thickstun, Pittsburgh, Pa. (North Hills); Judy Zimmerman, Hood River, Ore.
Margaret Haynes Allen, Stony Brook, N.Y.; Kirk Ballin, Lynchburg, Va.; Charlie Davis, New Bern, N.C.; Joan Davis, Sandy Springs, Ga.; Leonard De Roche, Portsmouth, N.H.; Joanne Giannino, Franklin, Mass.; John Gibbons, Bedford, Mass.; David Lyle Herndon, Pittsburgh, Pa. (First Unit.); Jeffrey G. Jones, Marietta, Ga.; Susan Matranga-Watson, Portland, Ore. (Eastrose); Carol McKinley, Olympia, Wash.; Linda Olson Peebles, Charlottesville, Va.; Jane Ramsey, Napa, Calif. (Community Min.); Donald Randall, Athens, Ga.; Lee Marie Sanchez, Laguna Beach, Calif.; Linda A. Simmons, Nantucket, Mass.; Gregory L. Stewart, Tulsa, Okla. (Hope); Debra D. Thorne, Nanaimo, B.C.; Bevan Clayton Tulk, Concord, N.H. (Community Min.); Weldon Frederick Wooden, Chandler, Ariz.
Scott Alexander, Vero Beach, Fla.; Ellen Cormier, Boca Raton, Fla.; Terence Ellen, Cumberland, Md.; Anita Farber-Robertson, Canton, Mass.; Claudia M. Frost, Seven Springs, N.C.; John Gibbons, Bedford, Mass.; Barbara McKusick Liscord, Milford, N.H.; Khleber M. Van Zandt V, Venice, Fla.
Jeffrey D. Liebmann, Curtis Murphy.
Removed from Fellowship
Terry Cummings, David Morris, Kathryn Rohde.
Erica Rose Long.
For clergy obituaries, please visit the UU Ministers Association’s website.