About

In August 2014 I began full time settled ministry at the Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga.  Previously, I was a half time consulting minister to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Durham in Whitby, Ontario.  I currently serve as Vice-President of the UU Ministers of Canada (UUMOC).  Previously, I served a 3 year term as Secretary to the Board of the Canadian Unitarian Council, the national denomination. I live in Brampton, Ontario with my dog, Tikko, and two cats, Tempest and Blaze.  My son is at university.

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Wordchalice is my Tumblr repository of quotes and readings for worship.

In September 2012 I was welcomed into fellowship as a Unitarian Universalist minister.  In October 2012 I graduated with a master’s in divinity from Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and received the Graduate Gold Medal for Academic Excellence.   I finished my internship in June 2012 at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  I also hold a Master’s in Environmental Studies from York University and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s.  As a writer, I have published poetry, speculative fiction, essays and articles, winning awards for fiction and poetry.  I have a piece in the UU 2013 meditation anthology Falling into Sky.

I was raised in suburban Mississauga as an agnostic/atheist, and I discovered Unitarianism in 1999 when my partner and I were seeking a spiritual community where science and myth could fit together.  I turn to nature, science fiction, and the chalice for my spiritual nourishment.

My particular interests in ministry are focused on language and theology:  how we as UUs name and frame our spiritual orientation.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello Fiona,
    I recently discovered some wonderful materials you had posted on the UCM Web page about Emergence. I want to thank you for this material.

    I am very passionate about Emergence and it forms the core of my work here in Australia. I had been a Buddhist Monk for some years and now working with Youth for Global Peace here in Sydney Australia.

    On attempting to find your email address I was fortunate to come me across other material written by you which has been very inspiring. Keep on keeping on!!

    May Peace and Happiness ensue.

    Malcolm

    • Hi Malcolm, thank you for your kind words. One day I will get the blog active again. I wonder if you know my aunt Carudaya Carter, she is an ordained buddhist nun, also in Sydney Australia.

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