Ministers

Rev. Mary Ann Macklin

We come together in this Unitarian Universalist congregation from many places and stages of life. Diversity characterizes our lifestyles and experiences, our philosophies and religious journeys. Yet coming together here, we are united by our living tradition that celebrates life, honors human dignity, and commits to work for justice and peace in our time.

As Senior Minister of this congregation, I am honored to serve such a vibrant and healthy community as the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington. I am joined in my ministry by our Interim Minister, Reverend Douglas Wadkins and our Minister of Religious Education, Reverend Emily Manvel Leite, along with a wonderful staff and a gaggle of lay leaders.

Our congregation's vision, Seeking the Spirit, Building Community and Changing the World speaks to who we are and where we are going. If you are religiously homeless and spiritually hungry, we invite you to join us for a worship service on Sunday morning. We do not ask you to believe or follow any particular theology, but we do ask you to think for yourself and honor the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

As Unitarian Universalists, we draw from many sources for inspiration. From the wisdom of the world's religions and humanist teachings to the inspiring words of women and men throughout time, we honor the interdependent web of all existence. If you are searching for a spiritual home, we invite you to join us on our liberal religious journey. We hear many of our guests and new members say that they find a spiritual home here. If our faith tradition does not speak to your spirit, we will help you find the religious community that does.

Peace - Reverend Mary Ann Macklin

The Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, Senior Minister, serves our congregation full-time as does Interim Minister Reverend Douglas Wadkins. Reverend Leite serves part-time. This ministerial team shares responsibility for pastoral leadership of the congregation. Reverend Macklin was called to settled ministry by our congregation in 2001; Reverend Leite began her ministry here in 2005; Reverend Wadkins began his two-year Interm Ministry with us in Summer 2014. The Reverend Barbara Carlson, Minister Emerita, served the congregation from 1993 to 2005, and the Reverend Bill Breeden, Minister Emeritus, was called to settled ministry from 2002 to 2014. See Reverend Breeden's Festschrift Book, created for him by the congregation in 2014.

Office Hours
  Phone Hours Email address
@uubloomington.org
Rev. Mary Ann Macklin 812-332-3695 Avail by appt Mon, Wed, Fri afternoons macklin
Rev. Doug Wadkins 812-332-3695 Avail by appt after 7/21/14 Tues, Weds, and Fri afternoons wadkins

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