I am passionately committed to the growth and health of UU congregations.
I believe UU congregations are vitally important for our society and provide invaluable resources for spiritual and religious nurture.
I hope this website will help give you a sense of my work and the ways that I can be helpful to your congregation during this time of transition and change.
In searching for an interim minister, I believe it is important to ask these four questions:
> Is your potential interim a professional? Do they have at least the minimum credentials for an interim minister and have they served in the role professionally for at least five years?
> Has your potential interim minister been a settled minister for at least 5 years? The settled ministry experience gives the person doing interim ministry a highly valuable perspective, particularly in preparing the church for the next settled minister.
> Has your potential interim minister any special training that goes far beyond the basic interim training that can help him or her in their work as an interim?
> Does the interim prospect have an actual track record of clear, concrete and specific successes that goes beyond mere ‘place holding’ until the settled minister arrives?
I can answer affirmatively to each of these questions.
There are many ways to measure success in interim ministry. I will just mention three. In each congregation I have served, the level of giving for the annual canvass increased, significant organizational changes to the betterment of the well-being of the community occurred, and the congregation was prepared for its future in a healthy direction.
I look forward to the opportunity of getting to know you better.