Rev. Terri (she/her/hers) is a Minister in Preliminary Fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association. She was ordained on November 14, 2021 by Unitarian Universalist Congregation (UUC) in Stamford and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Westchester (UUFNW). Previously, Terri served as UUFNW’s Sabbatical Minister for five months after completing an 18 month internship with the congregation under the supervision of Reverend Michael Tino. She received her Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School. Prior to Drew, Terri completed two years at Hartford Seminary, as part of a Cooperative Master of Divinity program, where she learned with leaders from many faith traditions. Terri has been an active member and leader in Unitarian Universalism since 2005. She served as the quarter-time Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockland from 2015-2019, and also served her home congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern as a lay commissioned minister during that time.
Rev. Terri brings an earth-centered spirituality to her ministry. She is passionate about nurturing resilient communities of love and justice grounded in radical welcome, interdependence, and lifespan faith formation. She grew up in an urban justice-centered church in Rochester, New York and knows the impact a religious community can have on the city.
Rev. Terri has experience in spiritual guidance, interfaith relations, climate justice, teaching, and administration. She completed an internship with GreenFaith where she organized faith communities in the Hudson Valley in environmental advocacy and reflection, and served as a chaplain, worship leader, and dean at past UU-United Nations Office Intergenerational Seminars. In 2013, she completed training in Interfaith Spiritual Guidance at the Silver Dove Institute. She was selected as a member of Spiritual Directors International’s New Contemplative Initiative, a program for spiritual guides in the first half of life, and served as Facilitator and Mentor of this program from 2013-15. Terri has provided spiritual direction for individuals and groups, and brings a contemplative spirit and loving heart into public ministry.
From 2008-2015, Terri worked as an Administration and Events Coordinator at the Garrison Institute. Prior to that, she worked as an English teacher in both youth and adult classrooms, including one year as a high school English teacher on the Pine Ridge Reservation and two years as an ESOL teacher for adult immigrants in Rochester, NY. Terri received her Masters in English Education from New York University, and Bachelors in English from Iona College.
Currently, Terri lives in the Hudson Valley. She loves writing poetry, reading fiction, gardening, hiking, and spending time with her friends, partner, and two teenage daughters.
To contact Rev. Terri please email her or call the office at 203-348-0708.