Professional ministry in Unitarian Universalism takes many forms. Along with parish based ministry, Unitarian Universalism recognizes a special role for ordained ministers working outside of congregations. UU community ministers may serve hospitals, universities, prisons, or military bases as chaplains. They may serve as an executive director of a non-profit or a community organizer. Some community ministers are helping professionals, working as licensed mental health counselors, or certified teachers. We are proud to recognize Mark Richards as our affiliated community minister, a role he has held with this congregation since 2018.