Inspired by the week and the buzz around Carey’s final theme talk, Peter Bowden sits down with Carey to go even deeper into the “Spectrum of Faithful Relationship” and why great teams  are critical to the innovation we must be engaging in if Unitarian Universalism is not only to survive, but to thrive.

Carey McDonald is the UUA Outreach Director, helping Unitarian Universalist values reach more people and respond to the changing American religious landscape. He previously served as the UUA Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, and is a former lay member of the UUA Ministerial Fellowship Committee and the Skinner House Books Board. Prior to joining the UUA, Carey worked in educational policy with the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Department of Education. Carey is a seventh generation Unitarian Universalist and a member of First Parish in Malden, MA and the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, Ohio. He was active in Columbus as a youth leader in the Ohio Meadville District Youth Adult Committee and with Diverse and Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM).  Carey holds a bachelors in Economics from Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and a masters in Organizational Leadership from Wheelock College in Boston, MA. He lives Medford, MA with his wife, Sarah and son, Julian.

Peter Bowden, producer of this program, is the director of UU PLANET Ministry and Media.   Specializing in Unitarian Universalist  growth, outreach and media, Peter speaks, coaches religious professionals and leads trainings across the United States.  Much of this work focuses on helping our congregations harness the power of technology,  collaboration and small groups (teams). In 2013 he offered the Minns Lecture “Ministry in the Age of Collaboration” with the Rev. Naomi King, calling attention to our need to adapt how we do church and ministry as we shift from the information age into an age built on relationship and collaboration. More at


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