You did it, GNUUC! After a rewarding and thorough search process, your Ministerial Search Committee is excited and proud to present Reverend Carmen Emerson as the candidate for our full-time settled minister.
Carmen currently serves as the 64th called and settled minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville, Pennsylvania. In addition to ministry, her rich professional history includes time spent as a legal secretary and paralegal, culminating in the shared creation of a law firm which brought together employees from minority and disadvantaged backgrounds and supported them as they realized their strengths.
To read a thorough background of Rev. Carmen (including learning more about Super Dog Grace!), please see the Ministerial Packet attached below.
Joining Carmen in Nashville for her Candidating Week with GNUUC on April 23 – May 3 will be her husband of 28+ years, Jim. Sarajane Powell is putting together the full schedule for the week. More information on that will be forthcoming.
Please make time to attend the events you can to ensure you have as much time to visit with Carmen as possible. Do not miss the May 3rd Sunday Service, which will include a Congregational Vote after the service.
The Search Committee was impressed and intrigued by Carmen from the very beginning. We find her engaging, thoughtful, she delivers a fantastic sermon, and her open, rich theology will suit GNUUC very well.
We’re very pleased to share this amazing candidate with you.
With gratitude and great excitement,
The GNUUC Ministerial Search Committee
Linda Berry, Gene Bryant, Jennie Gemignani, Mary Hinton, Kathy Morante, Mike Morgan, and Caren Spencer-Smith