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Stephan Papa

Stephan PapaStephan Papa is a Unitarian Universalist minister who has served as the senior minister of the First Universalist Church of Denver, Colorado since 1982. He previously served Unitarian Universalist congregations in Florida and New York. He became a Unitarian Universalist at the Universalist Church in Wausau, Wisconsin, and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin (B.S.) and the Meadville/Lombard Theological School (M.A., D.Min.), which is affiliated with the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is a student of Unitarian Universalist history, having studied Unitarian history in England at Manchester College in Oxford and traveled to Hungary, Romania (Transylvania), and Poland to visit early Unitarian historical sites. He is the author of a biography of Abner Kneeland, The Last Man Jailed for Blasphemy (1998).

Additionally, he has served on the Fund for a Just Society panel of the Unitarian Universalist Association and founded The Freedom Fund in his congregation which assists indigent women in their reproductive choices. He is also the author of An Agnostic Talks to God. He currently lives in Denver with his wife, Patty, and their daughter, Alexandra.

The Last Man Jailed for Blasphemy is available from the UUA Bookstore (1-800-215-9076), item #6000.

Abner Kneeland

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