An Invitation from the Rev. Jan Christian -
When I first visited a Unitarian Universalist Church, it felt like coming home. I never knew such a place existed. I knew more then about what I didn't believe than what I did believe. I wanted a place that would encourage my questions and honor my skepticism and provide a community at the same time. What I have found over the years is a place that has inspired me to move beyond focusing on what I don't believe to what I do believe. And more importantly, it is a place beyond belief. It is a place that emphasizes our freedom to believe whatever we must in order to live ethical, loving lives and helps connect us to something bigger than ourselves. Our good news is that "we need not think alike to love alike." If this is what you are looking for, I hope to meet you soon at a Sunday morning worship service. Come nurture your spirit and help heal our world.
Rev. Carolyn Price -- Affiliate Minister
The Rev. Carolyn Price is our new Affiliate Minister, beginning in the fall of 2014. She will preach occasionally, offer spiritual growth programming and provide support for our Children’s Religious Education (R.E.) Program. Rev. Price was the minister of our UU church in Santa Paula, California for 8 ½ years. Prior to the ministry, she served as a PSWD consultant to congregations in the areas of leadership development, conflict management, transitions, religious education, and strategic planning. After a medical retirement, Rev. Price, along with her husband Orval Osborne, found a religious home in the UU Church of Ventura, where both are glad to be of service.
Spiritual Life Staff
Beverly Jordan -- Spiritual Life Coordinator
Beverly Jordan begins as our new Spiritual Life Coordinator, starting in Fall 2014. Most of her portfolio will relate to pastoral care, spiritual growth programming, outreach to members and providing on-call services when the minister is away.
Rev. David Pyle -- Former Assistant Minister
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura congratulates the Rev. David Pyle on his appointment as District Executive of the Joseph Priestly District of the UUA. We thank him for his years of service and wish him well in his future endeavors.