Rev. Julie Lombard became our Contract Minister, effective August 1st, 2015, after she was unanimously selected by both the Search Committee and the June 21, 2015 congregational meeting. She was awarded Preliminary Fellowship by the UUA Ministerial Fellowship Committee October 2, 2016. She was ordained into Unitarian Universalist ministry March 13, 2016.
After serving three internships over the past four years and preaching more than 60 sermons in eight different pulpits, she is well prepared to be our spiritual leader. She was a guest preacher at NSUU on June 14, 2015. She earned her Divinity degree at Andover Newton Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in studio arts from the University of New Hampshire.
Ministry is not her first career. Before becoming a minister, Julie was a teacher, a potter, a waitress, a ski coach, a swim instructor, and she has held various positions in professional offices. Her greatest profession until ministry were her years spent as a stay-at-home mother to her two children. They were hardly ever found at home, but you could find them doing many of their favorite activities; visiting the library, skiing, or hiking and camping with friends.
Julie brings with her a depth of leadership skills acquired being an active lay-leader in her UU church where she served as the Chairperson of a Lifespan Religious Education Committee, the Chairperson of the Caring Network- a pastoral care program, the Chairperson of the Restorative Circles Committee, and served on other committees and small group ministries. She has also served as an officer in the New Hampshire Potters Guild as the Newsletter Editor and then as the Secretary. During her young motherhood years, she served on the Art Board and as a Daisy Girl Scout Leader at her children’s Elementary School, and was a Bill Koch program coach in her community. She shares with us her depth of knowledge as a trained facilitator of Restorative Circles- a restorative community process for conflict and Unitarian Universalist Friends of Refugees- a refugee resettlement program which trained her to resettle newly arrived refugees to America.
Julie shares with this church a deep appreciation and love of art, music, and nature. Julie fills her spirit through singing in our Singing Group, by working in her studio and presenting in our art exhibits featuring talented members, and by playing outdoors. She enjoys walking or riding the nearby rail trail or at the Putnamville Reservoir. she and her family are members of the MA Audubon Center in Topsfield, MA where they enjoy feeding the birds and exploring the nature trails.
Julie, her husband Greg, and their children Annie and Jack reside in Atkinson, NH. Outside of work, she enjoys pottery, skiing, and white-water kayaking.
Here’s how to connect with your minister:
Julie’s office hours flux to meet the needs of the church and the wider community. You can often find her at church on Tuesdays- Thursdays and Sundays. Please contact her to schedule an appointment to connect with her.
Rev. Julie Lombard: cell: (603) 724-0978, home: (603) 228-6831, Northshore UU Church: (978) 774-7582, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Between Saturday evening- Tuesday noon, all contact must be made by phone -please call the above #s in that order.