CUUB's Interim Minister
Rev. Suzanne Redfern-Campbell, D.Min
You can check out Rev. Suzanne's website by clicking here. "Once upon a time, interim ministers were seen as placeholders, clergy sent in to hold the fort while the search committee did its work. Along with this came the assumption that the interim year was static - no forward motion, and perhaps a decline in membership and stewardship.
Happily, that view has given way to one far more dynamic. We now understand the interim time to be ripe with potential, an opening to new ways of being and doing church. A trained interim helps create a safe space for a congregation to discover its strengths, examine and perhaps alter its practices, and imagine new possibilities."
Our time with Rev Sue officially begins on October 1st. She will be in our pulpit on August 22nd and September 12th & 26th. Next week and the week after there will be times available to have a 1 on 1 conversation with her as she gets to know us. She will send a signup by email to members in the next few days. Rev. Sue was ordained to the Unitarian Universalist ministry in 1985, after receiving her M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and has served congregations in many parts of North America. She’s a graduate of the University of Michigan, and also holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a D.Min. from Episcopal Divinity School. She is an Accredited Interim Minister, and received training for the Targeted Ministry program after retiring from full-time ministry in 2018. Her first ministry post-retirement was a two-month Sabbatical Ministry for the UU Fellowship of Fairbanks, AK.