Barry Andrews is Minister Emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, Long Island, New York. He received his Doctorate in Ministry from Meadville/Lombard Theological School and for thirty years served UU congregations in Washington State, California, and New York as a Minister of Religious Education prior to his retirement in 2011. He and his wife Linda are currently living on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Barry was scholar in residence at the Thoreau Institute, Merrill Fellow at the Harvard Divinity School, and received an honorary doctorate from Meadville. He was recipient of the Angus MacLean Award for Excellence in Religious Education, awarded by the UUA. He chaired the UUA Emerson Bicentennial Committee and served on the UUA Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee. He has also served on the board of the UU Historical Society and is currently on the board of the Thoreau Society. (He is shown sitting in Emerson's favorite chair.)
His ministry has always included a strong emphasis on adult spiritual growth. He has been especially interested in the spirituality of the Transcendentalists and has written and edited books on Emerson, Thoreau and Margaret Fuller. In addition, he has written numerous articles, essays and reviews. Most recently, he has been on the faculty of Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California. His own spiritual practice has been deepened and enriched by his acquaintance with the writers and activists of the Transcendentalist movement. For further information visit his website: transcendentalistspirituality.com
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