Our Minister & Staff

Our Minister is the Rev. Emily Wright-Magoon.


Emily was raised here in Midland and returned in 2015 to serve as the full-time minister of our church.

Rev. Wright-Magoon served as multifaith chaplain at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, for eight years, where she worked with students, faculty, and staff from a variety of religious and spiritual backgrounds – the kind of interfaith experience that she says has prepared her well for her role as a fellowshipped and ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. She received her B.A. degree from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, in 2003 and her Master of Divinity degree from Harvard in 2007.

Emily is married to her husband Ethan, who owns a web design/branding company, and they have a daughter, Cora, born in 2014. Her personal interests are art, dogs, the outdoors, and yoga.

Emily is especially skilled in worship leadership, group facilitation, program development, and pastoral care. She says, “My theology is ultimately about relationship. God is love, and one of the most powerful ways we can participate with God – however we may understand that sacred Mystery – is through relationship.” She welcomes people of many different beliefs and philosophies, confident that it is through engaging and celebrating our differences that we will knit together beloved communities of hope and healing.

Rev. Emily with church members and colleagues at her Installation service in 2017


Minister

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Rev. Emily Wright-Magoon

Minister’s Office Hours:
Wednesday 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Or anytime by appointment
Hours subject to change. Please call ahead or make an appointment.

Office Phone: (432) 694-4308
Email: minister@uumidland.org

 


Staff

Jessica Stewart, Office AdministratorJ.Stewart

Office Hours:
Mon/Fri. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Office Phone: (432) 694-4308
Email: office@uumidland.org

Please contact the office with any questions about the church or to make an appointment to meet with the Minister. To receive issues of the church newsletter delivered to your e-mail or home address, please write or call with your contact information.

 


Music Directors – Scott and Sonja Millichamp
Learn more about our Music Directors here.

Email: skassal811@yahoo.com

millichamp_s@utpb.edu

 

 



Barbara Handley, Director of Religious Education
Barbara Handley

Email: dre@uumidland.org
Find the latest RE updates here.