I am humbled and honored, grateful and joyful to be named as contract minister for UUFCM beginning September 1. This is the fulfillment of a call to ministry that I have been pursuing for several years, and yours will be the first congregation that I will serve full-time. I finished my Master of Divinity degree at Meadville Lombard Theological School in May and completed a two-year internship in June at the UU Fellowship of Wayne County in Wooster, Ohio. If you want to know more about my background, please visit my website.
Many thanks to the transition team of Norma Bailey, Guy Newland, Laura McBride, Jim Dealing, and Katie Zapoluch for their hard work in searching for a contract minister and for their confidence and faith in me to serve that role. My meetings with the transition team leave me impressed with how much this Fellowship is doing in the community and how well-organized you are. I perceive great passion, energy, love, and commitment in this congregation.
As a Unitarian Universalist minister, I love creating uplifting worship that makes people feel connected to one another and ready to engage in positive change in the world. I believe that we encourage each other to explore our spirituality in a UU congregation and embolden each other to speak and act for love and justice in the world. I am eager to be part of the UUFCM community as your minister for the coming year. I look forward to meeting you, worshipping with you, getting to know you, and working with you.
Andrew (Drew) Frantz