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Spring 2010

A Theology of Personal and Societal Transformation: The Bicentennial Legacy of James Freeman Clarke

James Freeman Clarke's Trials and Triumphs as a Missionary to the American West

Rev. Dr. Paul S. Johnson

Date: May 19, 2010 

Location: First Unitarian Church, Louisville, Kentucky 

Seven years in Louisville tested Clarke’s mettle and provided the background for the unconventional congregation he formed in Boston and was to serve for forty-seven years. 

Rev. Dr. Paul S. Johnson has served as the Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset, New York, since August of 2002. Previously, he served Unitarian Universalist congregations in Minnesota, Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey. 

Rev. Johnson holds a B.A. in history from Trinity College (IL), a master's degree in counseling from Minnesota University (Mankato), and the M.A., D.Min. and D.D. degrees from Meadville/Lombard Theological School, affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is a past president of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers’ Association and currently serves as vice president of the Board of Trustees of the Meadville/Lombard Theological School and as a member of the Unitarian Universalist Commission on Social Witness.

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