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CALENDAR AND EVENTS

FORMER MINISTERS

The Fellowship began life as an entirely lay-led organizations, and remained that way until the calling of our first minister, Jerry Goddard, in 1991.

Our ministers to date (all pictured in a slideshow on this page) are:

In 1990, the Fellowship became a Minister/Lay-led congregation when the Reverend Jerry Goddard was called as our first settled minister. He is pictured here with his wife Peg, who was a very welcome addition to the community as well.

Reverend Goddard retired from full time ministry in 1996, but remained in service to the congregation as a quarter time minister so that he could serve as a supervisor to two student intern ministers, Cathy Duhon and Carole Yorke, while the search was conducted for a new minister. Both Reverend Duhon and Reverend Yorke went on to serve other congregations as ministers until their retirements.

The Reverend Kay Greenleaf began her ministry as our second called minister in August, 1998. During her time with us, Reverend Kay was on the forefront of the battle for marriage equality. For more about this effort, please click here. Like Reverend Goddard, Reverend Kay came with a spouse - Pat Sullivan - who also became an integral part of our community.

Before her retirement in 2009, Reverend Kay served as a supervisor to student intern Peggy Clarke, who now serves as the minister to the First Unitarian Society of Westchester.

Reverend Orlanda Brugnola served as the Fellowship's interim minister from 2009 to 2011 during our search. She is pictured here at the dedication ceremony of our Labyrinth. Orlanda served the Fellowship with enthusiasm and joy, and was particularly adept at telling stories - to the young and the not-so-young - and making magic happen. We were saddened to learn of her passing on February 24, 2016.

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