Rev. Kathleen C. Rolenz
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Greetings! I’m delighted to have been asked to serve as your Interim Senior Minister from 2020 – 2022. I am writing this in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, from my home in Charlottesville, VA. As of this writing, it is impossible to know how this pandemic and its effects on people’s lives and livelihoods will change the ways in which we have always done church.
Nevertheless, I have an abundance of hope in the future of our liberal religious congregations. We worship, we teach, we lead, we comfort, and we support and sustain. We give our money to the things we believe in.
We hold one another in concern and we offer tender care when we come to life’s end. And we also provide both a voice of reason in a culture of half-truths and a spiritual and moral compass for what can feel like an increasingly chaotic world.
People are still seeking out church. People are still looking for meaning. They are wondering how to engage their mind, body, heart and spirit in response to the challenges of these times of great change.
Your church is part of this Great Change. Perhaps because you are yourselves in transition between one leadership and another, you are uniquely poised to offer guidance, courage, and bold leadership to one another and to the world.
As an Interim Minister who specializes in transitions, I would like to work with you to help your congregation fulfill its mission and to live out its values in the world.
Friends, the world needs us. I am so looking forward to meeting you.
Reverend Kathleen Rolenz
Accredited Interim Minister (AIM)
For a link to a recent sermon, responding to the murder of George Floyd, click here. Unfortunately, this is primarily an audio of the Zoom Service.
My last Interim Ministry was at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis. For a look at some of our accomplishments during the interim time for the past two and a half years, click here.