The Reverend Ann Keeler Evans.
Ann was a member of this church before she was our minister. That is still one of her most treasured pieces of her identity.
In her half-time position, she preaches and attends to our spiritual and pastoral needs. A graduate of Union Theological Seminary, she encourages us to develop a deeper sense of our tradition and a wider involvement in our community. She thrives here because ministry is a shared labor with engaged members’ active participation in the pulpit, in the congregation’s administration and in the wider community. It’s important to her to work with a community who gathers to ask important questions, to struggle to solve vexing problems, and to put their faith to work in the world. She’s found a home at UUCSV and hopes you’ll consider joining with us.
If you join our list, you’ll not only be able to see what’s going on at UUCSV, but you will also receive Ann’s Daily Musings.
In addition, Ann is an author, a ritual maker, social activist and visionary. She shares those gifts not only with us, but also with our River Valley and with her on-line community. (Ann has a ritual site and a community site.) She married drummer Steve Mitchell when she came back to the Valley to be closer to her parents and her siblings. Steve brought two wonderful daughters with partners and grandchildren into her life. She has a goddaughter Hannah who is her pride and joy and a wonderful niece and nephew. As her parents aged and died, she was privileged to walk that journey with them, in her brother and sister’s company. Ann now writes a column in Sunbury’s The Daily Item, entitled “Lean on Me,” which discusses life with our elders. She speaks French and Swedish fluently enough to argue and tell jokes, if not to discuss world events, has a license in acupressure and reads a lot, swims a lot and laughs a lot.
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