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About Madelyn

​​Welcome! I'm so glad you've found me. You'll want to know a bit about me, about my preaching and teaching, and about how I undersatnd the role of professional clergy in the church. I hope you'll find what you're looking for here, and if you don't, please ask. 

 

It took me a while to answer the call to professional ministry - you might say I took the scenic route. Along the way I've been a family nurse practitioner,(MSN George Mason University, 1996) and a business analyst in economics. I'm a widow with nine children and nine grandchildren (so far). I'm a master biblical storyteller (the only Unitarian Universalist certified biblical storyteller - through the Academy for Biblical Storytelling). I completed  a certificate in the arts and theology (with a concentration in drama and storytelling) from Wesley Theological Seminary in February, 2016 (where I earned my M.Div. in 2014). 

In January 2018, I began work on a Doctor of Ministry degree through Wesley Theological Seminary that has taken me to Cambridge, England twice a year.  This degree is in Holiness, Effective Ministry, and Engagement with the World. I'm expecting that it will help me to leverage my skills in an even more effective way.

I am currently an Accredited Interim Minister In Training (AIMIT) with the UUA.  I've spent five years in transitional ministries.

 

The world is full of possibilities. I think it's important to look at what we want to do and then figuring out ways to do it. Sometimes that means trying things that don't work. That's OK. There would be no innovation without a few failures. 

 

I'm a huge Doctor Who fan, I love all things Joss Whedon, and I'm also a huge Harry Potter fan. I even co-wrote a multi-generational RE curriculum for Lent around the Harry Potter books.