Our Minister


Our new full-time Minister as of Sept. 1, 2015, is the Rev. Emily Wright-Magoon.

Emily was raised here in Midland and is delighted to be returning home to join such a strong congregation.

Rev. Wright-Magoon served as multifaith chaplain at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, for the past 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 an ordained minister in the UU Church. 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. She is a fellowshipped and ordained Unitarian Universalist minister.

Emily has been married four years to husband Ethan, who owns a web design/branding company, and they have a daughter, Cora, born in 2014. Her personal interests are art, dogs, embroidery, 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 we create God – however we may understand that sacred Mystery – in this world 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.

She told Tom Parks of the Search Committee, “I am so grateful to be serving such a warm and committed congregation and community!”