Robin Stillwater, our 2018-2019 ministerial intern, is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist who graduated from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Robin’s academic work at Union concentrated on Ethics and Inter-Religious Engagement (predominantly studying Islamophobia). She worked in pastoral care at Middle Collegiate Church with the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis. Middle Collegiate Church is a progressive church, organized in 1628, and is the oldest continuously active congregation in America.
“I applied for the UUSM internship because I wanted to go to a culture that I was not familiar with, along with the opportunity to work with Rev. Greg,” says Robin, who grew up in Ohio, and has lived in the East, South, and Northwest of the U.S. “I accepted the position for a different set of reasons.”
Chief among those, says Robin, was that “the congregation is thinking carefully about issues, even if they are not sure of the answers.”
During her nine-month commitment to UUSM, Robin hopes to gain experience in congregational administration and worship leadership. She will also facilitate a young adults group at our church. “I really want to hear people’s stories, and learn from them,” she says.
An active hiker, snorkeler, and animal lover, Robin is looking forward to the opportunities provided by our ocean, mountains, and desert. She wants us to know she uses she/her pronouns, and loves popcorn. She is also a nurse with experience in the Emergency Department.
— Abby Arnold