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Ministerial Search - Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
We are thrilled to introduce Westside's new called minister, the Rev. Christopher Wulff please visit his website: https://revwulff.net/ Rev. Christopher Wulff Announcing our Ministerial Candidate – Rev. Christopher WulffDearest Members of Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation, It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you, y/our ministerial candidate: the Rev. Christopher Wulff! One of the first things you notice about Rev Christopher, is his profound ability to create and hold sacred space everywhere he goes. An introvert and a gentle presence, Christopher accomplishes this magic with absolute humility- it's honestly pretty astounding. This was one of the many things the MST19 was in profound agreement on as we reluctantly parted ways from Rev Christopher after his pre-candidating weekend with us. Christopher made us all feel so at ease, and it was noticeable how quickly he deeply engaged with us in ways unique and heartfelt. Rev Christopher identifies his ministerial presence as being relational and pastoral first and foremost. He is entirely committed to Unitarian Universalism- he currently works at the Pacific Western Region of the UUA, and notably, he is a 5th-generation UU! He describes his draw to parish ministry as having a lot to do with his desire to be in regular conversation with a community with which he is in covenant via pastoral care, collaborative and integrative Sunday morning worship, and religious education. Rev Christopher is a particularly talented educator and facilitator of intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and world expanding exploration for children and adults of all ages. He truly understands and leans into meeting the differing yet intersecting needs of young children, youth, young adults, adults, and elders. As a parent and a partner, Christopher believes strongly in the role of parents as children's primary religious educators, and the family ministry he does respects and holistically reflects this. I mentioned in my last column that we got to witness a particularly beautiful Story For All Ages which Christopher presented to children at one of our neutral pulpits, but I'll add here that we also got to experience 30 minutes of an Adult Religious Exploration class which Christopher created and facilitated for our weekend together which really knocked our socks off and which we didn't want to end! Something that might happen as you spend time with Rev Christopher- as you get to know him, and allow him to get to know you- is that you may become utterly and somatically moved by the sincerity of his presence. Chances are he will at some point be that moved by who you are too. These expressions on either end might look like crying, jumping for joy, an expanding feeling in one's chest, and feeling compelled to burst into song or dance. Don't worry, from our experience, this is all very normal! Rev Christopher is passionate about social justice, and how this work connects to spiritual and community development and growth. As a white, cisgender man, Christopher is very aware of and an active participant in his own self-work, particularly the work of untangling and undoing toxic masculinity and white supremacy. In the sermon of his which we got to see …