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Testimonials & References

Rev. John T. Crestwell

Minister, Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis

Heather Millar

Board of Trustees, President, The Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis


Ken Apfel

Former President, Member of UUCA Transitions Team, Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis


Thornell Jones

Member, Building Beloved Community, Ministerial Search Team


Current Interim Ministry (January 2018 – July 2020)

Rev. John T. Crestwell
Associate Minister/Minister
240-462-9790 (cell)
Rev. Crestwell has served as the Associate Minister at UUCA since 2009.  When I arrived, I was hired as the Interim Senior and he continued in the role as Associate.  However, we quickly began to realize that we saw ourselves, and our ministries, as co-equal in authority and responsibilty.  In 2019, my title became simply “Interim Minister.”  I have worked closely with Rev. Crestwell during this most recent interim.  He has a good working knowledge of my style, personality, gifts and limitations.  

Ms. Heather Millar
Board President, UUCA
Member of the Interim Search Team
Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
410-353-6489 (cell)
I have worked with Heather Millar since April 2019, when she became the President of the Board of Trustees.  We have built a trusting and collaborative relationship.  She has been a tireless worker for the church; and an important supporter of initiatives such as the 8th Principle, Policy Governance and By-Laws review and renovation.  She was also on the team who hired me as their interim. 

Mr. Ken Apfel
Transitions, Team
Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
Ken and I worked together on the Board of Trustees during his tenure as President.  He also served as a member of my Transitions Team, offering wise guidance and counsel. 

Mr. Thornell Jones
Worship Lay Leader
Building Beloved Community
Community Activist
Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
Thornell is currently serving on the Ministerial Search Committee, but that is only one of his many roles!  He is a Worship Leader, a member of our Building Beloved Community/Racial Justice Team, offers regular Anti-Racism Book Discussions and Training and is recognized in the wider community for his activism and social justice work.  

Former Interim Site (2015 – 2017)
Mr. John Duffin
Transitions Team, Chair
1202 Southfield Drive; Menasha, WI 54952    Home phone: 920-841-2799    Japple51@gmail.com

Mr. Duffin was chair of the Transition team that interviewed, but was initially unable to find an interim minister for the 2015-2016 year. In June 2015, my co-minister, The Reverend Wayne Arnason and I agreed to be the Co-Senior transitional ministers, each working ½ time for the Fellowship and ½ time at our settled ministry at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church. In December 2015, the offer was extended to me to serve as Senior solo minister at the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship for the 2016-2017 Fellowship year. I completed the interim ministry by July 2017 as their new settled minister, the Reverend Christina Leone-Tracy joined the Fellowship.

Settled Ministry

Mr. Tim Smith
President, Board of Trustees
West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
4453 Porter Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070

Mr. Smith was on the executive team during the last year of our ministry at West Shore, becoming President of the congregation in June 2015.

Rev. Nan Hobart
Retired, Minister Emerita
First Unitarian Society of Denver

Rev. Hobart has known me since my days at Iliff School of Theology, when I was a seminary student and served as their church administrator, and who has been long-time mentor and friend in ministry, co-ministry and life.