Staff and Volunteers - Roles and Groups
First Unitarian staff and volunteers are involved in all aspects of the congregation's activities.
Minister of Community Engagement – Rev. Lynn Harrison
In August, 2016 the Reverend Lynn Harrison joined the ministry team at First Unitarian as our new Minister of Community Engagement.
Lynn was ordained in November, 2015 by Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, after completing her Master of Divinity Studies at Emmanuel College (Toronto School of Theology) in May of that year. In preparation for ministry, Lynn served as our Intern Minister in 2013-14, completed her clinical pastoral education at Bridgepoint Health and served as a spiritual care intern for Hospice Toronto.
A longtime resident of Toronto with her husband, David, and two young adult children, Lynn is also a recognized singer-songwriter who has received national airplay and earned honours from the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (now Folk Music Ontario). She holds an undergraduate degree in broadcasting from Ryerson, bringing strong communication and outreach skills to her new position as our Minister of Community Engagement.
Lynn is also the creator and facilitator of The Bridge: Connecting Song and Spirit, a new Unitarian ministry initiative that celebrates the connection between creativity and spirituality in an inclusive “open mic” environment. The Bridge takes place once a month in a downtown music venue, attracting a wide range of participants from First Unitarian and many other communities.
Intern Minister - Danielle Webber
Danielle Webber is a Calgarian and a third generation Unitarian Universalist. She has followed in her grandmother’s footsteps as a UU Minister.
Danielle was granted a Masters of Divinity in May 2016 and is currently enrolled in a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies at Meadville Lombard Theological School, the UU seminary in Chicago. She completed her Clinical Pastoral Education in 2014 at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and she has spent 2 years as part time student minister and intern at the Unitarian Church of Calgary.
Danielle moved to Toronto this summer and is looking forward to exploring all the city has to offer, especially local yarn stores, co-op grocery stores, bike paths, museums, and all of the places that you suggest.