Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie Names New Minister

Free Press Report

MUNCIE, IN - Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie voted to call Seth Carrier as the congregation’s new minister during a special meeting Sunday afternoon.

Carrier comes to Muncie from Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he will complete his chaplain residency at Hillcrest Medical Center in May.  He previously served as ministerial intern at All Souls Unitarian Church and as community minister at Hope Unitarian Church, both also in Tulsa.  He will begin his duties in Muncie on August 1.

A Massachusetts native, Carrier earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 2000.  After graduation, he was employed in the telecommunications industry for six years and served as a lay leader for the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He then enrolled at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Center, Massachusetts, where he received his Master of Divinity degree in 2011, with certificates in spiritual and pastoral care.  He also earned a certificate in religion and conflict management from the Boston Theological Institute.   

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie is a liberal religious community that has served Muncie and East Central Indiana since 1859.  Its members hold a variety of personal beliefs but share a common respect for religious diversity. All people are welcome, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socio-economic status.  The church is located at 4800 W. Bradford Dr., near the intersection of McGalliard and Morrison Roads.

Unitarian Universalism was formed from the merger of the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church of America in 1961.  Since then, the denomination has fostered its Unitarian and Universalist heritages to provide a strong voice for social justice and progressive religious beliefs.