Our Developmental Minister



Most recently, Pastor Tom completed an interim ministry at the UU Society of Grafton and Upton in Grafton, MA.  He was ordained in May of 2015 by the congregations in Kingston and Duxbury where he interned.  He holds a Master of Divinity from Starr King in Berkeley, CA which he received in 2013.  Tom spent a year studying community organizing at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Born in Springfield, MA, he grew up going to the UU Society East in  Manchester, CT.  He has lived and worked in California, Washington State, New York City, and New England.  Prior to seminary, Tom worked as a political activist and as a housing organizer at Rosie’s Place in Boston.  In his ministry, Tom has  created multi-generational worship and taught  all ages.  He is particularly proud of achieving a 30% increase in stewardship results at Grafton.  Tom has a partner named Cas who directs the Weymouth Food Pantry.  She and Tom met at seminary in Berkeley.  They have no children.

Here are Tom’s words in answer to the ministry he hopes for:

“I hope to serve a congregation that:

  • is interested in powerful worship
  • emphasizes warm and inclusive community
  • desires richer community engagement
  • values collaboration, innovation, and relevance
  • looks forward to the challenges of spiritual growth.

Recognizing that none of us is perfect, I hope for a congregation with whom I can develop a sense of shared trust, so that we can all reach outside of our comfort zones and grow together.”

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