Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Lead Minister
On Sunday, January 30, 2022, members of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (ERUUF) enthusiastically voted to call Reverend Jacqueline Brett (she/they) as new Lead Minister. Rev. Jacqueline Brett has been with ERUUF since 2012. In addition to preaching and teaching, their portfolio consists of justice, adult programs, and membership.
In the community beyond ERUUF's walls, Rev. Brett serves as a member of the Strategy Team of Durham CAN (Congregations Associations and Neighborhoods) and as a co-chair of its multi-faith Clergy Caucus. They are also on the Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, an organization dedicated to global human rights, and they serve the UU denomination as a member of its Ministerial Fellowship Committee (MFC).
Rev. Brett has also worked on staff at the UU Fellowship of Raleigh and Community Church of Chapel Hill. They received both a Masters of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, IL. They completed Clinical Pastoral Education at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Rev. Brett was ordained by the congregation at ERUUF in 2017.
Rev. Brett hails from Brooklyn, NY, and has two adult sons; she and family have lived in North Carolina since 2003. She cultivates balance through meditation practice, by walking at least 5 miles each day, and whenever possible, gathering with friends to share a good meal and experience live music, dance, and theater.