So wonderful to get a chance to introduce myself to you - the members of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica - during the weekend of May 5-7. I look forward to serving you as your minister on September 1st.

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As an Accredited Interim Minister (AIM), I love helping 
congregations navigate toward a compelling vision and a strong future.  You'll see from my resume that I have training in a variety of areas to help me understand and work effectively in different church systems.  You also may appreciate having quick access to my Ministerial Record.

More and more churches are discovering that a time of transition or an intentional period of development can be exactly what they've been needing - when it's done right.  I specialize in helping congregations move beyond stuck places, raise energy, build leadership and commitment, find focus and organize around a core, guiding purpose.  Congregations I've worked with have appreciated being able to reclaim lost energy, build momentum, set real goals and meet them.  
In each of the churches I've served I have increased commitment (pledging and leadership), overcome the paralysis of polarized thinking, strengthened communication, clarified roles and responsibilities, optimized governance, and cultivated a joy in doing it collaboratively.  I see interim or developmental ministry as people working together to clarify purpose and process.  I see my job as facilitating new understanding and ownership by working at the speed of trust.

Some of the things you can expect:

* Sermons and services that engage and energize 
* Clear communication with leaders and stakeholders about what summons our greatest energy and commitment
* Bringing individual narratives into a shared story and linking that story to a common and cooperative vision
* Calling forth a compelling mission for these demanding times
* Recognizing the unique gifts / needs of staff, the board, program leaders, operational teams, members, families and stakeholders in your community and how to optimize cooperation and interdependence
* Clarifying the best governance and bringing policies into alignment with operations and vision
* Cultivating courage, commitment, generosity, energy, resilience and hope
* Becoming the congregation which members, ministers and community leaders trust, count on, appreciate and reference with pride

                            Here are some samples of my work

On my Feedback page you'll see what my last two congregations said about my ministry 

And it might help to know a little about my Personal Life

I look forward to being with you soon.