May 2, 2021
Thank you Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church!
What a week we had together! It was a joy learning more about you, your church, and Racine. One of the questions that came up most often was why I wanted to be the minister at OBUUC and I will say it started with your congregational record. From the beginning, it was clear that you are a community that loves and supports one another well, that strives to be radically inclusive, and is working to live into your vision of being a welcoming, inclusive, uplifting community, an active voice for progressive thought, and a beacon for social justice. Throughout the week, I saw this again and again. Thank you for your thoughtful questions and your warm welcome to me and my family.
I look forward to continuing to imagine what is possible together when I begin as your minister in August.
April 1, 2021
Dear Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church,
It is a joy and an honor to be your Ministerial Candidate.
Thank you to the OBUUC Ministerial Search Committee for their warm welcome, honest and open conversation, challenging questions, and for lots of laughs shared. Their commitment to OBUUC and to finding the minister who would match the hopes, goals, and mission of the church was clear and center throughout our time together.
I invite you to watch my introduction message below, shared during worship on April 11. From here, I look forward to our candidating week, April 26-May 2. Throughout the week, there will be opportunities to get to know one another, to explore our hopes, goals, and dreams for shared ministry.
Until then, I hope you enjoy getting to know a bit more about me, my family, and my ministry throughout the pages of my website. I am excited to meet this loving, caring, committed congregation that I have already learned so much about.
In love and gratitude,
Welcome! I am Rev. Danielle Lindstrom and it is a joy to share a bit about me and my ministry with you.
My ministry is joy filled, energetic, enthusiastic, rooted in Unitarian Universalist theology, and experience from all over the country. I believe social justice is how we practice this faith and that ministry is best when it is shared. It takes all of us. As I remind my current congregation each and every week, we are all in this together. May it be both a reminder and a challenge.
I am the contract minister at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Troy, MI. I began my ministry with Beacon in 2018. The move to Michigan was a move home after seminary at Boston University School of Theology and an internship as the intern and campus minister with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, California. Along with me throughout this journey have been my spouse Matthew, our two cats Simon and Watson, and our newest addition, our son Harvey.
Our travels throughout the United States have been an important part of my ministerial journey and now we are delighted to be back in the Midwest.