The Rev. Angela Herrera
¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to First Unitarian. Whether you are joining us for the first time, or the first time in a long time, or as a regular part of this community, I am glad you are here. I invite you also to come in person for Sunday worship, a class, or to join us in working for social justice.
I joined First Unitarian in August 2010, having graduated with an MDiv from Harvard University in the spring. Previously, I completed a chaplaincy internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and a parish internship at First Parish in Concord, Massachusetts. I was ordained in Concord in December 2009.
Before moving to the East Coast for graduate school, I lived in Oregon, where I was raised in a working class neighborhood in the Willamette Valley. There the UU faith of my childhood was tested against some of society’s harder realities, and I developed an early passion for social justice, and a deep love for life and for people. These experiences continue to inform my ministry and theology.
I am humanistic in the sense that I believe humans have the ultimate responsibility for what must be done in the world. I also draw much inspiration from Unitarian Universalism’s Judeo-Christian roots. I seek not just to think about God but to experience God: in relationship with other people, in prayer, in the arts and in nature. God as love, as yearning, as the stillness, peace, or power that can erupt into the world even when it seems least likely. I also accept that there are many paths to meaning and ultimacy, some very different from mine, and I honor those.
I am married to Carlos, and we have two children, Olivia (’96) and Mauricio (’99), as well as our newest addition: a big white dog named Vega. When I am not at church, I am likely to be found hiking, gardening, cooking, or attending the arts with my family.
I can be reached by phone at 884-1801 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The best days to reach me in the office are Monday through Thursday. I would be delighted to hear from you.