Rosemary Bray McNatt, My MinisterBy Catherine Wayland
Preface by Catherine Wayland
Bio of Rosemary Bray McNatt
The Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt is minister of The Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York, a 165-year old Unitarian Universalist congregation on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she is a graduate of Yale University and Drew Theological Seminary.
An editor and widely anthologized writer for more than 20 years before answering the call to ordained ministry, The Rev. Ms. McNatt is a former editor at the New York Times Book Review. In addition to the Book Review, her work has appeared in Essence, Glamour, Ms, Redbook, The New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice and other national publications. She is author of three books, including her memoir, "Unafraid of the Dark;" a contributing editor to UU World, the magazine of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations; an adjunct instructor at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and a contributing columnist (“Reverend Mother”) for Beliefnet.com.
Her years of service to the Unitarian Universalist faith have included work as a member of the Association’s Committee on Urban Concerns and Ministry; the Task Force for Strategic Options for Beacon Press; and chair of the Board of Trustees of Starr King School for the Ministry. Currently she serves as a member of the Association’s Panel on Theological Education and is a founder of the Unitarian Universalist Trauma Response Ministry, created to provide culturally sensitive liberal religious responses to mass disaster and other significant trauma. The Rev. Ms. McNatt lives in New York City with her husband, Robert, and their two sons, Allen and Daniel.
For more information on Unitarian Universalism or Fourth Unitarian congregation, you can visit www.4thu.org
For more information on beliefnet.com which covers Christianity, Hinduism,Judaism, Buddhism, Fundamentalism, and all other faiths, www.beliefnet.com