Our Minister

Rev Michael Hall will return on July  1, 2018.  He is on a well-earned sabbatical leave until June 30, 2018.

Rev. Michael Hall, M.Div. joined the KUUC community August 2012.  He completed his tenure as the  Intern Minister at the First Parish in Framingham, MA and was ordained there in June 2012. For the previous four years  Michael has also served as the Support Minister at the Unitarian Congregation  of Mendon and Uxbridge. He graduated with honors from Andover Newton  Theological School in May 2010. Mr. Hall was selected to the Jonathan Edwards  Society, the school’s only honor society, and was the recipient of the  Massachusetts Bible Society’s prize for “Excellence in the Public Reading of  the Scripture.”  He lives in Keene with his wife Jill, their three children.Rev. Michael Hall

 

Rev. Olivia Holmes is our Sabbatical Minister, serving from February 1 – June 30, 2018.  

Rev. Olivia Holmes first served KUUC as our Interim Minister in FY 2008, just after she moved to Temple, New Hampshire, to retire.  She now admits that she has failed retirement several times, and delights in going back to work to serve our congregations in northern New England.  She specializes in interim ministries and since 2007 has served UU congregations in Concord, Nashua, and Peterborough, NH., and Burlington, VT., in addition to KUUC twice now.  She has also served as a consultant to the UU churches in Milford, NH., St. Johnsbury, VT., and the UCC church in Temple.

Rev. Olivia is totally committed to serving our larger faith in northern New England, having served on the NNED Board, and on the NNED UU Ministers Association Executive Committee.  She has served as Treasurer of both the NNED UUMA and the Continental (US and Canada) UUMA.  She currently serves on the NNED Nominating and Chalice Lighters Committees, having served as Chair of both.

She sings tenor in 4 local choruses.  She skis and snowshoes in winter, and sails and gardens in summer.  She lives with her two cats, Winston and Wiley, and serves Chaplain to the Temple Volunteer Fire Department and their Ladies Auxiliary.  She is also Chaplain to the Board of the Association of UU Administrators and Honorary Chaplain to the Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westport, CT, where she treks annually to bless the fleet on Commissioning Day.