Richard A. Kellaway, the Minister Emeritus of the First Unitarian Church in New Bedford, Massachusetts, was born July 27, 1934 in Newton, Massachusetts. He was educated at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio (B.A. in philosophy), Southern University in Carbondale, Illinois (M.A. in philosophy), and Harvard Divinity School (S.T.B.). He served the New Bedford church, 1960-68; served the Fourth Universalist Society in New York City, 1969-76; was Associate Director for United States Programs of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee in Boston, 1976-80; was Program Director of the Human Economy Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, 1981; served the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, Florida, 1981-86; and returned to serve the New Bedford church, 1986-99.
Kellaway is on the boards of the U.S. Chapter of the International Association for Religious Freedom, the Community Center for Non-violence, and Market Ministries in New Bedford. He has recently completed two terms as vice-president of Friends of Brown University's Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and has served as trustee of the Swain School of Design in New Bedford. He is president of The Tryworks Collection, which consists of more than 2,000 pieces of international folk art and founding president of the New Bedford Art Museum in the old Massachusetts whaling port.
Among his publications are The Trying Out, a book of meditations and a study program, Connections: Religion as Relating. He is currently working on a biography of William J. Potter.
He has two adult children, Ronald and Andrea. Visit Amazon.com to find out more about Richard's book: William James Potter from Convinced Quaker to Prophet of Free Religion: An Epic Spiritual Oddysey: Volume I (2014).