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.


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.


    • 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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