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Come and hear from and chat with the Rev. Shana Lynngood, Chair of the Ministerial Fellowship Committee, Dr. Joetta Prost, a one of the psychologists who serves on the Ministerial Fellowship Committee, and the Rev. David Pettee, long time UUA Ministerial Credentialing Director, on what’s involved with preparing and meeting with the Ministerial Fellowship Committee!

When: Wednesday, October 9th
1:00pm EST
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Sana Saeed
617-848-0498 Ex 5

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Join us on Wednesday, October 9th at 1:00PM EST/ 10AM PST/ 12:00PM CST. The webinar will be 90 minutes long and will be recorded. Please be aware this call is for aspirants and candidates who are members of the MFN.


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Rev. Shana Lynngood (Chair)


Rev. Shana Lynngood currently serves as Co-Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Prior to this position, Rev. Lynngood served as Associate Minister of All Souls Church in Washington, DC for seven years, and as solo pastor of James Reeb UU Congregation in Madison, Wisconsin. She is a Starr King graduate and a lifelong UU.


When not immersed in all things ministerial, I enjoy listening to music (most especially jazz), reading (novels and poetry for fun), good meals and good films, unhurried time with friends, and basking in the beautiful natural world that British Columbia so richly provides. Even after several moves, as a devoted sports fan I still root for my hometown teams of Philadelphia. Appreciation of and learning about art and art history are also passionate interests of mine, you can always find me at the nearest museum, especially when exploring a new place. I share ministry and life with my wife, Melora, and our two young children.



Dr. Joetta Prost


Joetta Prost, Ph.D. graduated from the University of Missouri and received her Ph.D. in psychology from Texas Tech University in 1980. She began her career as a clinical psychologist at Prairie View, Inc., a Mennonite-affiliated behavioral health organization in Kansas. After 12 years at Prairie View, Joetta became the executive director of a small non-profit emergency mental health agency in Northwest Ohio, where she provided both clinical and administrative leadership. An unexpected move as a trailing partner led to the unfolding of the last half of her career in Georgia. In 2015, Joetta retired from the position of Policy Director for the Georgia Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. She is licensed as a psychologist in Georgia.


Growing up in a very active Catholic family in Central Missouri, Joetta dreamed of becoming a nun and serving as a missionary. But by college graduation, Joetta had left behind her childhood faith and didn’t connect with any religious organizations. She discovered Unitarian Universalism in 1988 when she represented the Wichita NOW chapter at a panel discussion at the local UU Church. She quickly realized how UU principles and spirituality fit for her and became an active UU member in Wichita and later in Toledo. She and Kathy began attending the UU Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA) in 2001 and loved being a part of the largest UU congregation in the Southeast. Joetta served five years on the UUCA Board of Trustees, including a term as President. In addition, she has been active in LGBTQ social justice and stewardship activities.


After 18 years together, Joetta and her wife Kathy were married in 2013, realizing a dream they had not thought would ever be possible. Retirement in 2015 brought a move from Atlanta to the Northern Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati where they spend lots of fun time with their niece and her family. Other favorite activities include cooking, travel, social justice work, and visiting family and friends in Georgia, Missouri, Virginia and Tennessee. Joetta and Kathy are active members of St. John’s Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Cincinnati.



Rev. David Pettee


David Pettee is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist from a family that has worshipped in UU churches in now eight generations. David was raised in the Winchester (MA) Unitarian Society, and has been a member of UU churches in Reading, MA, and San Francisco, CA, First Unitarian Society in Newton, MA and is currently a member of First Parish in Cambridge, MA. David received his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College, and finished graduate training in social work at Boston University in 1983.


David first felt called to serve as a Unitarian Universalist minister in 1984 while attending an installation service. At the suggestion of one of his predecessors at the UUA, David attended Starr King School for the Ministry to deepen his appreciation of Unitarian Universalist culture on the West coast. While a seminarian, David walked across America on the Great Peace March, discerning the promise of ministry beyond the walls of the church.


As community ministry was not available as a fellowship option when he graduated in 1988, Dave held off from seeing the MFC, choosing instead to work with the then Society for the Larger Ministry to help establish community ministry. When community ministry was formally recognized by GA delegates in 1991, he immediately returned to the fellowshipping process. In 1993, after completing a CPE residency, he met with the MFC. In short order, David affiliated as a community minister with the First UU Society of San Francisco, who ordained him in 1994. He was their first community minister, and joyfully served a ministry of hospice care for nearly a decade.


Over the years, David has felt increasingly called to support those preparing for our ministry. He was a charter member of the West RSCC, discovering both a keen aptitude and profound sense of satisfaction helping candidates move toward ministerial fellowship. This interest ultimately was what guided him toward his current role as the Ministerial Credentialing Director, which was entrusted to him in August 2002. David lives in Cambridge, MA with his partner Jen. Interests outside of work include researching family history, a strong commitment to marriage equality, racial reconciliation, long distance walking and birding.



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