Announcing our Candidate for Settled Ministry

Prepared by the search committee for distribution to the congregation

Greetings from the Search Committee,

The ministerial search process is drawing to a close.  The search committee is thankful to everyone that participated in the process through the congregational survey, focus groups, and cottage meetings.  Our congregation's hard work during Rev. Rosemary's interim ministry has paid off.  We have a candidate for settled ministry.

The search committee is excited to announce Rev. Jennie Barrington as our candidate for settled minister!  Rev. Jennie has an excellent blend of experience and passion for social justice, pastoral care, and Unitarian Universalism.  She is eager to create a shared ministry that enriches our congregational life and builds a beloved community in Tippecanoe County and throughout Indiana.

We are thrilled for you to meet Rev. Jennie and see the possibilities for our shared ministry together.  There will be multiple ways to get to know Rev. Jennie over the next two weeks.  She will be in town April 24th through May 2nd and leading the worship services on both April 25th and May 2nd.  An outdoor meet and greet with the candidate will be held at the church in the afternoon after service on April 25th.  An all church email to sign up for the meet and greet and other opportunities to engage with the candidate will be sent on Tuesday.  Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be a mix of small in person gatherings and Zoom meetings to interact with Rev. Jennie.  The best way to learn about the candidate is from Rev. Jennie herself.  Please read the attached letter (PDF) from Rev Jennie.

The search process will conclude with a congregational meeting on May 2nd to vote on whether to call Rev. Jennie as our settled minister.  Please make every effort to attend the congregational meeting via Zoom immediately following service on May 2nd.

UUCTC Search Committee
Stephen David
Barny Dunning
Brent Jesiek
Susanne McConville
Kim Smith