About Me

I currently serve as the half-time minister with two small congregations in Connecticut, The Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society and The Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden. Previously, I was settled minister at Hopedale Unitarian Parish (2015-2018) and have served various congregations in Massachusetts and Texas.  I also enjoy an online ministry as well as a  ministry of  consulting around issues of  church leadership and mission, pulpit supply preaching, spiritual direction, and officiating weddings.  I love to read and play guitar.  I am an avid chess and cribbage player and enjoy walking with my dog, Pancake.  I am also a huge fan of U2, Bruce Springsteen, and Jason Isbell.

I was born in Fitchburg, MA and grew up in Leominster, MA.  I attended Fitchburg State University (then Fitchburg State College) and graduated with a B.A. in English in 1990.  I then attended Harvard Divinity School, graduating in 1994. Upon graduating from HDS, I taught theology in urban Catholic high schools in Massachusetts for eight years.  I was the 2002 Green Party Candidate for Lt. Governor in Massachusetts.  I left the Catholic Church in 2003 and entered the fellowship process to become a Unitarian Universalist Minister.  I was ordained by my home congregation, First Unitarian Universalist Church in Leominster, MA on June 3, 2007. I completed a three year training program in spiritual direction at HeartPaths Dallas in 2012.  I was married in 1992 and divorced in 2013. I have one son from that marriage, Zackary,  now in his twenties.  I remarried in 2020 and live with my spouse, The Rev. Tuesday Jane Rupp, an Episcopal priest,  in Woodbury, CT.  We share our home with Pancake the dog and Fiona the cat.

I’m currently a facilitator and organizer of the Woodbury Interfaith Leadership Council and serve on the board of directors of the Woodbury Community Services Council.  I have previously served on the boards of the Milford (MA) area Humanitarian Coalition, the Montachusett (central MA) MLK Coalition, the Keller (TX) Farmer’s Market, and the UU Christian Fellowship.  I served two terms as a Good Officer of the Clara Barton chapter of the UU Ministers Association.

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