An Experiment in Co-Ministry

In February, 2019, Rev. Virginia brought forth a bold new idea of ministry for UUCMC. She proposed the idea of co-ministry with Rev. Craig Rubano for the congregational year beginning July 2019. Craig completed his ministerial internship here in 2014-16 and also served as Summer Minister in July and August 2018.

From Rev. Virginia: “Craig brings extraordinary gifts to ministry and has demonstrated his skill and compassion here among us. He and I have worked well together and truly enjoy a collaborative style of ministry. Such a partnership in ministry is a dream come true for me.”

The Board of Governance was supportive of the idea because of the visible benefit of having two beloved ministers, each with so much to offer UUCMC. The congregation heartily agreed, and in March, 2019, voted to move forward with hiring Rev. Craig as a co-minister with Rev. Virginia.

We hope you will participate in this exciting experiment!

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