Rev. Terri Pahucki is a Minister in Preliminary Fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association. She will be ordained this Fall and is excited to begin her ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Stamford. Previously, Terri served as the Sabbatical Minister for five months at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Westchester 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 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.
Terri brings an earth-centered spirituality to her ministry. She has experience in spiritual guidance, interfaith relations, climate justice, and conference organizing. She completed an internship with GreenFaith where she organized faith communities in the Hudson Valley in environmental advocacy and reflection over shared plant-based meals, 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. She finds her spiritual center in gardening and Zen meditation.
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. She still loves writing poetry and reading fiction, but promises never to correct anyone’s grammar!
Currently, Terri lives in Beacon, NY with her partner, Lance, their two teenage daughters, Camille and Elisa, and beloved pets (a dog and two cats). In her downtime, she loves walking along the Hudson River, vegetable growing, and attending her kids’ theatrical performances.
Terri is passionate about nurturing loving, resilient communities of love and justice grounded in radical welcome, interdependence, and lifespan faith formation. She grew up in an urban justice-centered community in Rochester, New York and knows the impact a church can have on the city. She looks forward to returning to a downtown community in Stamford, as we navigate these turbulent times with compassion, hope, and healing in shared ministry together.
To contact Rev. Terri please email her or call the office at 203-348-0708.