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Guest Speakers: Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Misha Sanders, and Rev. Keith Kron

Learn more about the 2021 guest speakers.

Guest Speakers for Opening and Closing Celebrations

Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout Artist, theologian, teacher Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout is among Unitarian Universalism’s most prolific worship leaders, an influential voice in worship and music craft in a season of fundamental culture shift faith-wide. As Director of Worship and Music for First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, Rideout leads the uncommonly-collaborative team worship planning process. During his tenure, Ann Arbor’s worship and music ministries have risen to be denominational leaders in congregational singing innovation, ensemble spiritual practice, and liturgical imagination.

Rev. Misha Sanders Rev. Misha Sanders is feeling very blessed to be the Senior Minister at Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation in beautiful Sandy Springs, Georgia. She is a fiery preacher of the good news of Unitarian Universalism, and believes that the whole world is built and rebuilt by the stories we tell ourselves and each other.


Guest Speaker for Midweek Celebration

Rev. Keith Kron Rev. Keith Kron is the Director of the Transitions Office for the Unitarian Universalist Association, helping congregations and ministers as they navigate the ministerial search process. He is the former Director of the Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Concerns for the UUA. He has taught an online course for school on children’s literature. He has created a special Harry Potter Jeopardy game and is considered by many an expert on Harry Potter.