Greetings All! Welcome to the website for the Harvard Divinity School Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Students (HUUMS). HUUMS is a community of students enrolled at Harvard Divinity School (HDS) as well as members schools of the Boston Theological Institute (BTI). We are a community of students, for students and by students. Our mission is to support one another in our studies, vocations, and lives through worship, professional and spiritual development opportunities, and fellowship. We strive to authentically represent the interests and needs of Unitarian Universalist students at HDS. We also seek to advocate for an academic environment at HDS that fosters excellence in Unitarian Universalist scholarship and ministry.
Regardless of faith affiliation, we welcome and encourage students and members of our community, both visiting and local, to join us in worship and fellowship! Our weekly worship is held on Fridays at noon in Divinity Chapel in Divinity Hall, and is followed by fellowship lunch at 1:00 p.m. in the Rock Café in Rockefeller Hall .
Please direct questions or comments to the HUUMS Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail-In Donations may be sent to:
HDS Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Students
Harvard Divinity School
45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Meet our 2014 board members:
I am an aspiring Unitarian Universalist minister who currently has taken up the role of C0-President for the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Ministry Board, and as the Pastoral Point Person. As the Director of Religious Exploration at the Theodore Parker Church, in West Roxbury, I divide my time between writing curriculum, papers, baking, art activism, and attempting to instigate justice wherever there is a need.
I’m from Evanston, IL, and grew up attending the Unitarian Church of Evanston. I graduated from Kalamazoo College in 2010 with a degree in Art History and Religion, and worked with international students, both in the U.S. and in Costa Rica, before coming to HDS. I’m in my first year of the Masters of Theological Studies program, studying gender, sexuality, and religion, and I’m interested in religious material culture and lived experience. I like craft beer, helicopters, small towns, the United States Postal Service, and fireplaces. I look forward to serving on the HUUMS board!
Steward: Erica Rose Long
I am a life-long Unitarian Universalist from Augusta, Maine. Like many other UU’s from New England, I spent my summers frolicking in the chilly waves at Ferry Beach and trying to find ways to answer my classmates’ ever confounding question, “What is Unitarian Universalism?” In college I developed an interest in ministry through my work with the Bates College Multifaith Chaplaincy. After college, I was honored to intern with the Johnson Intern Program, an organization that offered me the unique opportunity to learn more about social justice through living in intentional community, taking courses in Servant Leadership, and working at a halfway house for women recovering from substance abuse and addiction in Chapel Hill, NC. All of these experiences have led me to the MDiv program at Harvard and this exciting opportunity to be a HUUMS board member! Along with the warm community I have found here, my first year has been enriched by my work as the Children’s Religious Education Assistant at Arlington Street Church in Boston.
Communications : Joshua Leach
Hey everybody! I can’t wait to work with HUUMS this year as the communications coordinator. I am a second-year MDiv, a lifelong Unitarian Universalist who grew up in Texas and Florida. I recently graduated from the University of Chicago, and am passionate about human rights, social justice, and other less noble things. In college I interned with the Midwest office of Amnesty International and served for two years as volunteer coordinator of the Amnesty student groups in Illinois. My real love however is for reading, writing, and having long conversations with friends about the “big questions.” After having it drilled into me in college that “ideas have consequences,” I’m loving having my own ideas questioned in Div school and by fellow HUUMS-ers. I hope that by the end of my time in HUUMS I can give a short and satisfactory answer to that all-time stumper: “What is a Unitarian Universalist?”
Worship Coordinator: Seanan Fong
I grew up in a secular Chinese American family well-stocked with values but not explicit religious beliefs. Now in divinity school, I am interested in how East Asian ethical traditions bring unique perspectives on living a good life; I hope to explore, interrogate, transform, and reclaim those traditions in the context of today’s complex and pluralistic world. I first heard about Unitarian Universalism from my college chaplain, and at HDS I have had the opportunity to discern Unitarian Universalism in dialogue with East Asian humanism. I am excited to serve as Worship Coordinator for HUUMS, helping to bring opportunities for ministerial formation to campus.