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 term of these two courses, 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 each year at Meadville Lombard. As we encourage Teaching Pastors to attend the January Learning Convocation each year 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
Matthew Alspaugh Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown http://www.uuyo.org/
Sara Ascher UU Society of Wellesley Hills http://uuwellesley.org/
Meg Barnhouse First Unitarian Church of Austin www.austinuu.org/
Margaret Beard All Faiths Unitarian Congregation http://www.allfaiths-uc.org/
Laurie Birchbaum First UU Church of Wausau http://www.uuwausau.org
Lone Broussard UU Church of Birmingham http://www.uucbham.org/
Chris Buice Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church http://tvuuc.org/
Eva Cameron UU Society of Black Hawk County http://www.uusbhc.org/
Melissa Carvill-Ziemer Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, Ohio http://www.kentuu.org/
Deborah Cayer Eno River UU Fellowship, NC http://www.eruuf.org/
Eric Cherry Unitarian Universalist Association http://www.uua.org/
Jill Cowie First Parish Cohasset http://www.firstparishcohasset.org/
Kim Crawford-Harvie Arlington Street Church http://www.ascboston.org/
Jean Darling Peoples Church of Chicago http://www.peopleschurchchicago.org/
Richard Davis UU Congregation of Salem http://www.uusalem.org/
Amy DeBeck UU Fellowship of Elkhart http://uufe.org/
Sean Dennison Tree of Life http://treeoflifeuu.org/
Mara Dowdall First UU Society of Burlington http://www.uusociety.org/
Debra Faulk Unitarian Church of Calgary http://unitarianscalgary.org/
Brian Ferguson San Marcos UU Fellowship http://smuuf.org/
Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship http://www.bvuuf.org/
Roger Fritts UU Church of Sarasota http://www.uusarasota.org/
Emily Gage Unity Temple http://www.unitytemple.org/
Kendyl Gibbons All Souls UU Church http://allsoulskc.org/
Fred Hammond Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tuscaloosa http://www.uutuscaloosa.org/
Patty Hanneman Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Hillsborough http://www.uuchnc.org/
David Herndon First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh http://www.first-unitarian-pgh.org/
Mitra Jafarzadeh St. John's UU Church http://www.stjohnsuu.org/
Matthew Johnson UU Church of Rockford http://www.uurockford.org/
Neal Jones Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia http://www.uucolumbia.org/
Hilary Krivchenia Countryside Church UU http://www.ccuu.org/
Barbara Liscord UU Congregation in Milford http://uucm.org/
Rachel Lonberg Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Congregation http://www.gnuuc.org/
Kate Lore First Unitarian Church of Portland http://www.firstunitarianportland.org/
Bret Lortie Unitarian Church of Evanston http://ucevanston.org/
Mary Ann Macklin UU Church of Bloomington http://www.uubloomington.org/
Anthony Makar UU Congregation of Atlanta http://www.uuca.org/ 
Dennis McCarty UU Congregation of Columbus, Indiana www.uucolumbusin.org/
Aaron McEmrys UU Church of Arlington http://www.uucava.org/
Andrew Millard UU Fellowship of the Peninsula http://www.uufp.org/
Susan Milnor Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York http://www.4thu.org/
John Morehouse Pacific Unitarian Church http://pacificunitarian.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/
Jeanne Pupke  First UU Church of Richmond http://richmonduu.org/
Kenneth Read-Brown  Old Ship Church http://www.oldshipchurch.org/
Meg Riley Church of the Larger Fellowship http://clf.uua.org/
Adam Robersmith  Second Unitarian Church of Chicago http://www.secondunitarian.org/
David Robins  Peterborough UU Church http://www.uupeterborough.org/
Gail Seavy First UU Church of Nashville  https://www.firstuunashville.org/
Linda  Slabon UU Fellowship of DeKalb  http://www.uufdekalb.org/ 
Lori  Staubitz  Brockport UU Fellowship  http://www.brockportuu.org/ 
Sylvia  Stocker  UU Church of Brunswick Maine  http://www.uubrunswick.org/ 
Mark  Stringer  First Unitarian Church of Des Moines  http://ucdsm.org/ 
Douglas  Taylor  UU Congregation of Binghamton  http://uubinghamton.org/ 
Michael Tino  UU Fellowship of Northern Westchester  http://www.uufellowship.org/ 
Sam Trumbore  First UU Society of Albany  http://albanyuu.org/wp/ 
Jim  VanderWeele  Community Church Unitarian Universalist  http://communitychurchuu.org/ 
Frank  Wiley  Summit UU Fellowship  http://summituuf.org/ 
Wendy  Williams  Jefferson Unitarian Church  http://www.jeffersonunitarian.org/ 
Robin  Zucker  First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh  http://www.first-unitarian-pgh.org/