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Unitarian Church calls new minister


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

At the close of service June 12, the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church voted unanimously to call Diana McLean as its new settled minister. Following the successful vote, five new members joined the church.

McLean has been serving for the past year as the ministerial resident for two northern Colorado churches: Foothills Unitarian Church in Fort Collins, and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley. She completed her Master of Divinity at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver on June 2.

She will be ordained on July 10 by her home congregation, the Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (BVUUF), and her internship site, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder. The ordination will take place at BVUUF in Lafayette, Colorado. Peterborough will be her first settled ministry.

McLean says, “The Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church quickly rose to the top of my list as I considered where to serve for many reasons, including the congregation’s commitment to social justice, their passion for the arts, their involvement in the wider community, and the joy and humor that came across in their materials and at every stage of my interaction with them. Once I arrived in Peterborough for my first visit, I also fell in love with the town, and Aidan and I are delighted to be making our home here beginning late next month.”

McLean has been a nearly lifelong Unitarian Universalist, and an active member of congregations in Nebraska, Georgia, Washington, and Colorado.

Her congregational involvement has included leading worship, singing in choirs, serving on a board, chairing a Public Relations Committee, and more.

Prior to answering the call to ministry, she worked in writing, education, and administration.