SUUS is thrilled to announce the Rev. Craig M. Nowak
will join SUUS this summer as our new minister
Over the past few months, the team of Jere Armen, Ann Alvarez and Enrique Alvarez worked with the UUA, Rev. Jade and the Board of Trustees, interviewing a wide range of candidates and announced the contract is signed, sealed and delivered! Rev. Craig M. Nowak is looking forward to a long-term relationship with SUUS and knows that we are as well
Reverend Craig comes to SUUS after ten years as Minister of the Brookfield Unitarian Universalist Church in Brookfield, MA and Consulting Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs, Storrs, CT.
He is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School (now Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School) and was a Chaplain Resident at Hartford Hospital from 2012-2013. He is a past Co-President and Program Coordinator of the Clara Barton Chapter of the Unitarian Universalist Minister’s Association (UUMA), and has been published in All Those Whom God Has Joined Together: Resources for Same-Gender Loving Couples and Clergy by Leanne McCall Tigert and Maren C. Tirabassi and the journal Conversations in Religion and Theology.
Reverend Craig is particularly interested in the potential of imagination, aesthetics, and contemplative practice to inspire, deepen, and promote justice and compassion in our relationships to others, ourselves, and the wider world.
Prior to entering the ministry he worked as an appraiser of fine art and antiques for a regional auction house for which he still consults regularly. His husband, Kevin, is an antiques dealer. They have been together for 27 years and married for 16 years. They reside in Kensington with their sassy calico cat, Julia, and enjoy travel, museums, cooking, and time with friends and family.