A Caring Community
A Church That Serves
Church leaders today are dealing with confusing new challenges that can leave us feeling drained and depleted.
We're Losing Members
We Feel Increasingly Irrelevent
We're Struggling to Adapt
There is a Minister Shortage
Picking a new minister who can help turn this trend around feels like a real gamble. How do you know if you are going to get it right?
Like you, I'm passionate about Unitarian Universalism.
I am an entrepreneurial minister. I love going out into the world and telling people about Unitarian Universalism. I see the online church as a huge opportunity. I believe that actively reaching new audiences helps the entire community. If this is what you are looking for, I would love to talk more with you.
Rev. Ian White Maher
I love helping churches clarify their mission, grow their membership, and make meaningful impact in their communities.
Raised Unitarian Universalist, served as a continental young adult leader, and worked for the UUA
16 years as a Unitarian Universalist minister
Lived for 6 years in a Zen Buddhist temple
Planted a UU church in Brooklyn NY (watch our video)
Trained as a spiritual director and retreat leader with the Shalem Institute for Spritual Formation
Created an online spiritual direction community for seekers
Former host of a popular Buddhist podcast (Apple & Spotify)
There is something about who he is, how he greets us, hugs us, loves us, that makes me think...the world is good and pure and joyful, and that it’s okay to admit we need one another.
— Mary Cinadr
Want to read more about my vision for Unitarian Universalism?
Download the essay I wrote for "Turning Point: essays on a New Unitarian Universalism" edited by Rev. Fred Muir. CLICK HERE to read it.
More than ever we need communities willing to risk loving the hell out of this world
I believe we need a transformation of values. More than ever we need communities willing to take a stand for generosity, companionship, and service.
I am looking for a church that also sees this as their mission or can envision this as their mission. If this is you or you believe it could be you, I would love to have a conversation.