Teaching Pastors
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Students in the Master of Divinity degree program at Meadville Lombard are given a unique experience to learn about ministry through the lens of real interaction with an actual congregation. The congregation’s minister is considered a “Teaching Pastor” whose purpose is to be a supervisor, mentor, coach, and model for how to be effective in Unitarian Universalist ministry.

During the two year, part-time internship, students become involved in the life of the congregation and “learn by doing,” that is, exploring how to enter into the life of a congregation, understand its people and values and, ultimately, learn how to minister to the spiritual and advocacy needs of a congregation 

At the outset of the fall term, Teaching Pastors will receive a sketch of the student’s seminar topics so they are aware of the trajectory of his/her student’s learning. Teaching Pastors are also eligible to enroll in one MLTS course per year free of charge.

Teaching Pastor Benefits
Current Teaching Pastors are entitled to audit one class tuition free each year at Meadville Lombard (enrollment fees apply). As we encourage Teaching Pastors to attend the January Learning Convocation each year while their student minister is in a Signature Course, we also encourage them to stay and take a course either the weekend or week after the January Learning Convocation. For more information on this, please contact the Director of Contextual Ministry.
Teaching Pastors & Churches
Terre Balof UU Fellowship of Clemson http://www.uufc.org/
Meg Barnhouse First Unitarian Church of Austin http://austinuu.org/
Kathryn Bert UU Church of Greater Lansing http://www.uulansing.org/
David Breeden First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis http://firstunitarian.org/
Jennifer Brooks First UU Church of Columbus http://firstuucolumbus.org/
Chris Buice Tennessee Valley UU Church http://tvuuc.org/
Tom Capo DuPage UU Church http://www.dupageuuchurch.com/
Melissa Carvill-Ziemer Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, Ohio http://www.kentuu.org/
Deborah Cayer Eno River UU Fellowship, NC http://www.eruuf.org/
William Clark UU Society of Martha's Vineyard http://www.uusmv.org/
Peggy Clarke First Unitarian Society of Westchester http://www.fusw.org/
Kim Crawford-Harvie Arlington Street Church http://www.ascboston.org/
Richard Davis UU Congregation of Salem http://www.uusalem.org/
Mara Dowdall First UU Society of Burlington http://www.uusociety.org/
Greg Epstein The Humanist Hub http://www.humanisthub.org/
Brian Ferguson Wildflower Church http://wildflowerchurch.org/
Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship http://www.bvuuf.org/
Emily Gage Unity Temple http://www.unitytemple.org/
Meredith Garmon Community UU Congregation at White Plains http://www.cucwp.org/
Paige Getty UU Congregation of Columbia http://uucolumbia.net/
Carl Gregg  UU Congregation of Federick  http://www.frederickuu.org/
Fred Hammond UU Congregation of Tuscaloosa http://www.uutuscaloosa.org/
Linda Hart Tahoma UU Congregation http://www.tahomauu.com/
Jodi Hayashida First Universalist Church, Auburn http://auburnuu.org/
Lillie Henley Third Unitarian Church http://thirdunitarianchurch.org/
Alex Holt Westside UU Church http://wsuu.org/
Rick Hoyt-McDaniels First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles http://uula.org/
Mitra Jafarzadeh St. John's UU Church http://www.stjohnsuu.org/
Jill Jarvis UU Congregation of Lawrence http://uufl.net/
Myke Johnson Allen Avenue UU Church http://www.a2u2.org/
Matthew Johnson UU Church of Rockford http://www.uurockford.org/
Amy Kindred UU Fellowship of Charlotte County http://www.uufcc.org/
Hilary Krivchenia Countryside Church UU http://www.ccuu.org/
Katharine Landis Shoreline UU Church http://www.shorelineuu.org/
Ana Levy-Lyons First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn http://www.fuub.org/
Barbara Liscord UU Congregation in Milford http://uucm.org/
Tera Little Throop UU Church http://www.throopuupasadena.org/
Bret Lortie Unitarian Church of Evanston http://ucevanston.org/
Kent Matthies Unitarian Society of Germantown http://usguu.org/
Jill McAllister UU Fellowship of Corvallis http://uucorvallis.org/
CJ McGregor 1st UU Congregation of the Palm Beaches http://www.uunpb.org/
Joel Miller First Unitarian Church of Rochester http://rochesterunitarian.org/
John Morehouse First Unitarian Church in Westport http://uuwestport.org/
Jake Morrill Oak Ridge UU Church http://www.oruuc.org/
Sydney Morris UU Church in Eugene http://uueugene.org/
David Olson First Unitarian Church of Baltimore http://www.firstunitarian.net/
Janet Onnie UU Fellowship of Marion County http://uufmc.org/
Kathleen Owens First UU Church of San Diego http://www.firstuusandiego.org/
Nancy Palmer Jones First Unitarian Church of San Jose http://sanjoseuu.org/
James Parrish UU Fellowship of Fayetteville http://fayettevilleunitarian.org/
Amanda Poppei Washington Ethical Society http://www.ethicalsociety.org/
Jeanne Pupke First UU Church of Richmond http://richmonduu.org/
Danny Reed Unitarian Church in Charleston http://www.charlestonuu.org/
Kent Saleska UU Church of Minnetonka https://www.uucmtka.org/
Jeannie Shero First Universalist Church of Denver http://firstuniversalist.org/
Linda Slabon UU Fellowship of Dekalb http://www.uufdekalb.org/
Ellen Spero First Parish Chelmsford http://www.uuchelmsford.org/
Gregory Stewart First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City https://www.1uc.org/
Sylvia Stocker UU Church of Brunswick Maine http://www.uubrunswick.org/
Karen Stoyanoff UU Church in Anaheim http://www.uuanaheim.org/
V. Elaine Strawn UU Fellowship of Wayne County http://www.uufwc.org/
Ellwood Sturtevant Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church http://www.tjuc.org/
Douglas Taylor UU Congregation of Binghamton http://uubinghamton.org/
Michael Tino UU Fellowship of Northern Westchester http://www.uufellowship.org/
Kate Walker Mount Vernon Unitarian Church http://mvuc.org/
Pam Wat Denton UU Fellowship http://dentonuuf.org/
Wendy Williams Jefferson Unitarian Church http://www.jeffersonunitarian.org/