Rev. Walter Clark
Like so many, I discovered unitarian Universalism once I had children. I was looking for faith that taught love and inclusiveness and found it at the Unitarian Universalist church of Richmond, VA. I graduated from seminary from Meadville Lombard in 2016 and have had internships in Richmond, VA and Newport News, VA. I have preached in most UU churches in Virginia before settling as the assistant minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, VA work with Rev. Terasa Cooley. After three years in Arlington, I was called to Wooster, OH.
The inclusiveness of Unitarian Universalism has led me to justice work, especially in the areas of LGBTQAI+ equality and Black Lives Matter. I was a counter-protestor in Charlottesville in Aug 2017, have marched in Moral Monday events in Charlotte, NC, helped the Arlington, VA congregation adopt the 8th principle, testified before the Arlington School Board to adopt gender neutral bathrooms, and worked with the Fight for $15 in Richmond. It is my belief that justice work is deeply grounded in spirituality. That our faith should call us into action.
I grew up in a Lutheran faith that was almost Universal in its theology. While I still find beauty in meaning in my Christian roots, I find that beauty reflected in Humanism, Paganism, Judaism and most of the world’s religions. It is my belief that faith is deeply personal, but how you live out those values in order to make yourself and world a better place is what is important.
I currently reside in Wooster with my wife of over 25 years and my two teenage children. All three of whom are the center of my heart.