July 01, 2015
5654 Ralston Street
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 644-3898

Meet the Ministers

An Invitation from the Rev. Jan Christian, Senior Minister  
The Reverend 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.

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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

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The best word to describe my relationship with the Unitarian Universalist church is kinship.  After my first visit I said to myself: “these are my people.”  This church offers a broad, open and sacred space for spiritual and personal growth.  The adult programs, spiritual growth groups and social action opportunities afford a healthy balance of involvement - cultivating self-care in tandem with local and global outreach.  There is something for all ages. My role as Spiritual Life Coordinator includes Pastoral Care, teaching in adult and children programs, facilitating small groups and offering support to individuals and programs as needed. I look forward to connecting with you and perhaps connecting you with others in this vital community.







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