Reverend Shelly Thompson joined us as our 2-year Interim Minister August 1, 2021.
Reverend Shelly comes to us from Westport, Connecticut, where she was Assistant Minister for Faith Formation at the Unitarian Church of Westport. Shelly’s first career was as a mental health therapist for at-risk youth, children and families. She received her Masters of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in 2016. Shelly was ordained to the Unitarian Universalist Ministry in October of 2018.
Passionate about helping congregations create and sustain healthy systems that honor whole people, her first commitment is to building the trust and sense of community that places covenantal relationships at the heart of congregational life. Using her background in psychology and expressive arts, her goal is to foster a shared Unitarian Universalist identity that nurtures spiritual growth and inspires social justice work as a way of accountably living our shared values. She loves multigenerational ministry and encourages congregations to develop worship services and programming that promotes faith formation for all ages.
She lives in NW Calgary with her beloved Black Lab, Onyx. She loves living near the Canadian Rockies and exploring all that the vibrant city of Calgary has to offer.