- Last Updated on November 19, 2017
by the ERUUF Octet, LeLaina Romero and Rev. Mykal Slack and Kate Lewis filled the air with awesome sound. Rev. Dr. Lee Barker, President of Meadville Lombard Theological School gave the sermon and Rev. Jeanne Pupke from First UU Church in Richmond gave the charge to Rev. Brett. Following the ceremony, there was a wonderful party and sit-down dinner in the Fellowship Hall to continue the celebration.
In our Unitarian Universalist tradition, the UUA sets the standards for ministerial fellowship, and the standards are high. Rev. Brett has successfully mastered these during the past 3 years: a master's degree from a credentialed seminary; Clinical Pastoral Education; field education; Internship; monthly meetings with a lay committee; weekly meetings with a minister supervisor; and finally, after extensive essay writing and paperwork, an interview with the Ministerial Fellowship Committee. After all this, however, in our Unitarian Universalist tradition, only the members of a congregation have the power to ordain someone to the ministry. Visiting dignitaries affirm the wisdom the congregation has shown in choosing to do this profound thing. Congratulations, Rev. Jacqueline Brett!