A Unitarian Universalist Association Accredited Interim Minister for the Transition
I am devoted to helping religious communities in the interim period between settled ministers. I enjoy assisting congregations identify and deal with structural issues that might otherwise hinder the next ministry.
I like people, I am experienced, and I enjoy helping Unitarian Universalist communities resolve problems, identify goals, and prepare for their next minister.
I hope that the congregation is open to growth both in numbers and depth of worship and programming -- and also willing to "do what it takes" to help create the programs and structures and personal outreach necessary to integrate new faces into the congregation.
I am pleased to be a Unitarian Universalist Association Accredited Interim Minister.
A Leadership Style Focusing on the Team
I see lay leaders, other staff members, and myself as constituting a leadership team together.
My role on the team often is that of "vision caster" -- someone to help keep in mind a common vision and to help ground that vision by lifting up its connection to our Unitarian Universalist heritage, to what has gone before.
At other times I serve as a "process watcher", endeavoring to be certain that all the points of view present are heard and that there is a respectful feeling to a meeting.
I also seek to ensure that the governance structure and configuration of a congregation are appropriate for getting policy made, events scheduled, and goals achieved, given the size and resources of the congregation.
I want to foster good communications among all parts of the congregation.
An Ideal Match for Rev. Mary Moore's Skills
I very much like having lots of children and youth and families of all kinds in the congregation as well as single people, empty nesters, young adults, and elders. Diversity of theological orientation, socioeconomic level, racial and ethnic background, sexual orientation -- diversity of opinion in general -- is something which I seek in a congregation.
In the presence of this diversity, I would like the congregation to be a group of folks of all ages who are excited about their church, who enjoy each other's company, and who look forward to working together with their interim minister and other staff members toward a common future.
I want the congregation to have a commitment to social justice -- and not just a commitment to hearing about it on Sunday morning or simply passing nice-sounding resolutions; rather, I would like to see the congregation really seeking to get involved to make their community, nation, and world a better place.
Hopefully, the congregation will care about music, drama, and the arts, and it will also care about the natural world.
Finally, I fully want to be able -- even encouraged -- to bring all that I am, my heritage, personal story, education, and experience -- my hands and heart as well as my head -- to this new interim ministry.