On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is my pleasure to notify you that the contract has been signed and we will be welcoming Reverend Aaron Norris to the pulpit in September. During the interview process, Reverend Norris impressed the board with his organizational skills, sincerity, and enthusiasm about UUCG and its future. Of course, you will learn a lot more about Aaron from him when he arrives, but until then, here is a bit about him. Aaron completed his Master of Divinity degree at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. He completed a clinical pastoral externship at the University of Colorado Hospital where he served primarily the rehabilitation, orthopedic, and burn units. For the last three years he has served the First Universalist Church of Denver, initially as an intern, and later as a ministerial resident and finally as the assistant minister. He is excited to walk in companionship with the congregation at the Unitarian Universalist church of Greeley.
Aaron comes to ministry from a previous career in law, where he served as a deputy district attorney and owned a law firm practicing mainly criminal defense. He served in the Peace Corps in Mali. He holds a law degree and a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Denver and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Creative Writing.
He was born in Houston, Texas and moved to Littleton, Colorado when he was four years of age. He went to high school in Champaign, Illinois. His interests include exploration of popular culture, the Colorado Buffaloes teams (UNC Bear fans, please do not hold this against him!), and making home movies. For those of you who may be supporting us from afar or for those of you who may not have had the opportunity to attend the Congregational Meeting, you can view one of Aaron's ceremonies here: https://vimeo.com/176105318
From the minister
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