powerful, compelling vision into a strong future.
Please review my resume working with Unitarian Universalist congregations and other arenas of leadership and you'll begin to understand why I'm passionate and how I'm successful. You also may appreciate having quick access to my ministerial record.
I have discovered that successful congregations are those who face transitions well and channel energy into their next settled ministry. These communities learn how to develop focus, use clear, appreciative process and build the confidence required to meet challenges and reach goals. One of the most exciting things congregations in transition can do is learn to bring curiosity, creativity, experience and resources to areas of confusion and ambiguity. My role is helping develop a shared understanding of needs, grow leadership, build trust, strengthen communication, clarify roles and responsibilities, optimize governance, and cultivate a joy in doing it together. The following are the fundamental areas I can help leaders and communities:
A lifetime as a Unitarian Universalist and nearly twenty years in our professional ministry has given me the opportunity to work with a number of different settings as a member, lay leader and minister. Some of what I've learned is described in my Ministerial Perspective. To hear and see a little about my personal and family life, you can explore my Personal Page.
Working in this area of transition ministry is my calling. What I bring that helps congregations move into their next ministry with confidence and power are:
Because a relational tone is important for establishing a connection, I have included several newsletter articles
Because finding the meaning in life-changing issues is essential, I have included several different sermons
Because our lives - as well as our congregations - are always in transition, here are a few examples of rites of passage
Because our world is also in the midst of its own becoming, i have included some of my work in social justice
View my Feedback page and hear what members of my last congregation have said about the leadership I brought
If you are interested in continuing the conversation, I would be happy to connect you with my references.