Calling All UCVers! Our Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop

Sat, Oct 29, 2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Calling All UCVers! Our Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop is on Oct. 29 from 10 am to 1 pm. The program is designed to promote inclusive thinking and help prevent unfair discrimination in the search process for a new minister. Our workshop leader will be Keith Kron*. The UCV Search Committee invites all congregational leaders, members, and friends to participate in this workshop. This program includes a Saturday workshop and a Sunday morning service. In the workshop, UCV members will:

  • Consider the hopes, expectations, and concerns they have for a new minister
  • Learn more about the ministerial search process, and
  • Explore how thinking categorically about people sometimes interferes with choosing the best candidate.

Please read this document in preparation, if you are planning to attend Saturday. Also, please fill out this quick online form if you’re planning to attend Saturday:

We look forward to seeing you there, and please mark your calendars! Saturday Oct. 29 from 10 am to 1 pm live in the Sanctuary and live-streamed. Important note: if you are not a member of UCV you will not be able to vote for our next Settled Minister, so please speak to our Membership Outreach Coordinator Derrick O’Keefe today and become a member!

Questions or queries for the MSC? Please contact External Communications person Diane Brown or the whole committee by emailing [email protected]

*Rev. Keith Kron is the Director of the Transitions Office for the UUA, helping congregations and ministers as they navigate the ministerial search process. He is the former  Director of the Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Concerns for the Unitarian Unversalist Association.  He held that position  for over 14  years from 1996-2010.

He has visited over 450 UU congregations across the continent, helping them in Welcoming Congregation work, Beyond Categorical Thinking workshops, and public witness.

A former elementary school teacher, Keith also has taught an online class for Starr King School for the Ministry, our UU seminary in Berkeley, on children’s literature.  He also leads workshops on the enneagram, plays  and teaches tennis, and collects children’s books in his spare time (He has over 9,000 of them.). He currently lives in Providence, RI.


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