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No matter whether you are a recent graduate of one of Meadville Lombard’s newest programs and looked out on Lake Michigan, or whether you spent your student years in Hyde Park across the way from First Unitarian Church, you are connected to a long line of scholars, ministers, teachers, and community advocates who share a strong academic foundation. We are part of an evolution that has nurtured our Unitarian and Universalist roots, and that has propelled us into different kinds of ministries and professions that continue to grow our faith and our dedication to peace and justice.

We are parish and community ministers, hospital and military chaplains; we are teachers, business people, entrepreneurs, and more. We move through the world asserting ethical and compassionate mores enhanced by our Meadville learning and associated praxis.

We recognize a need to seek each other as we gather together in local clusters, at regional meetings, study groups, retreats, graduations, and General Assemblies. These bonds are not trivial and pay homage to our Meadville Lombard experience, connections, and roots. They help us to maintain and to rekindle friendships, to broaden and to strengthen our ministries. As we stay connected, we can support this living, breathing, evolving institution that has given us so much.

We can be proud of Meadville Lombard’s steadfastness and the innovation that has helped us remain a vital entity in religious education, while other institutions have not been so fortunate. Courageous choices have been made, and the consistent focus has continued to be on excellence in scholarship and ministry while broadening perspectives that encompass not only our congregations, but also the wider community.  

For our dear alma mater, Meadville Lombard Theological School, there are ways to give back and to pay it forward: 

We can also support the mission of Meadville Lombard:

  • Send in stories of our ministry to be featured on website, social media posts, and newsletter
  • Connect potential students, who are in discernment process, with the Recruitment Office
  • Recommend possible donors and supporters to Lee and/or the Development Office

I am a proud Meadville grad, and I am pleased that I have been afforded an opportunity to serve and to have a venue to be a liaison between graduates and the school.  Please feel free to contact me if you want to explore opportunities to be of service to Meadville Lombard or to talk about the exciting classes and ministries in which the school engages.

May we all be vessels and witnesses for the good we need in the world.

Reverend Lynnda White, MDiv '13  
President of the Alumni/ae Association