Our Settled Minister, Rev Julia McKay
On Sunday, October 5th, 2014 we celebrated the joyous installation of Rev. Julia in a service at the 1st Unitarian Society of Denver.
After a long candidating process, a candidate selection, and a great week getting to know Rev. Julia, we voted on Sunday, April 28th 2013 to call her as our full-time settled minister. The vote overwhelmingly passed, with no “nay” votes. We started our journey of shared ministry with Rev. Julia August 1st, 2013. This culminated in the recent installation, denoting a promise between Rev. Julia and the Columbine UU Church congregation to carry out our mission and realize our dreams for our church in loving community together.
Reverend Julia was the minister at Glacier UU Fellowship in Kalispell, Montana. She grew up in Castle Rock, Colorado and is excited about coming back to her home territory. Rev Julia received degrees in education and psychology from Colorado State University and University of Northern Colorado before receiving her Master of Divinity from the Starr King School for Ministry in 2008. She completed her parish internship at Shoreline UU Church, as well as a full hospital/hospice Chaplain Residency, in Seattle, WA.
Rev. Julia looks forward to working with Columbine to grow ministry together. She values a community that invests in mutual ministry and promotes relationships that are infused with collaboration, commitment, and care. She welcomes us as a congregation where people are empowered to bring their gifts in the service of something greater. In these times of multi-layered cultural change, uncertainty, and difficulty, it seems that our natural human longings for deeper connection, emotional maturity, and fostering peace in the world are now more pressing than ever.