On May 3, the Unitarian Universalist Society elected Rev. Diana Smith to become its next settled minister. Her tenure began in August.
Rev. Diana’s election followed a rigorous, months-long search process, led by a ministerial search committee made up of UUS members elected by the congregation. From April 22 through May 4, Rev. Diana led two virtual services and engaged remotely with numerous UUS groups and individuals.
Rev. Diana was ordained in 2018 after earning a Masters of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School in Boston, and for the past two years she has served as interim minister of the Woodinville UU Church, a mid-size congregation northeast of Seattle. She also holds a Master of Planning degree, and from 2005-2015 coordinated environmental projects in the Pacific Northwest, while also being deeply involved in crisis intervention and in various roles at the Olympia UU Congregation.
- Visit Rev. Diana’s website to learn more about her background and personal theology, and to listen to recorded sermons.
- Watch Rev. Diana’s sermon from the April 26 Sunday service, “A Dry Spot in a Thunderstorm.”
- Watch an introductory video message to the congregation from Rev. Diana