Who We Are
Pastoral Visitors are a group of First Universalist Church congregants, led by Rev. Ruth MacKenzie, who provide confidential pastoral care to friends and members of our congregation in need of support. We visit people at homes, hospitals, and hospice or at the corner coffee shop.
While our ministers continue to be with members of the congregation in crisis situations, this team is able to provide continuing care to our growing community and enhance the practical support offered by our Congregational Care team. Our goal is to offer compassionate presence to our fellow congregants in the knowledge that this too is a spiritual practice.
How to Access Support
If you would like a Pastoral Visitor, please contact Rev. Ruth MacKenzie at email@example.com.
How to Join the Team
If you would like to join the Pastoral Visitor Team we’d love to hear from you. Team members agree to serve for a two-year term, attend a day-long training session in January or February, and attend monthly meetings led by Rev. Ruth MacKenzie. This program was launched at First Universalist in 2013 and emphasizes compassionate presence with each other as a spiritual practice.
For a description of the job please click here. We accept applications to join the Pastoral Visitor Team each fall, and applications are typically due in November or December.
For more information, please contact Marion Dane Bauer, Pastoral Visitor Team coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.