Meet our Minister
Rev. Dr. Adam Robersmith, Minister
A minister, spiritual director, artist, and educator, the Rev. Dr. Adam Robersmith leads our congregation. Raised with a Universalist theology by Lutheran parents, he now draws on many sources of wisdom as a Unitarian Universalist, including the western contemplative tradition, Taoism, the transcendentalists, feminism & womanism, earth-centered traditions, and Jewish and Christian texts. Prior to the Universalist Church, he served with the Second Unitarian Church of Chicago and with other Unitarian Universalist congregations in Illinois and Arizona. In addition to serving our congregation, Rev. Adam also supports the work of ministerial and spiritual formation within and beyond Unitarian Universalism.
A graduate of Cornell University’s biology program, Rev. Adam holds a Master of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry and a Doctor of Ministry from Chicago Theological Seminary. His undergraduate studies focused on Biology (Neurobiology, Behavior, and Ecology) as well as Myth, Ritual, and Literature. He was the St. Lawrence Fellow for the study of Universalist History in seminary, and studied the process of spiritual formation for his doctorate. He also holds certificates in Spiritual Direction and Permaculture Design.
In addition, he has performed, created, and taught in various media with over 35 years of arts and performance experience. He is an artist who most often works in fiber as a spinner, weaver, and knitter; a musician who plays harp, bodhran, and sings; and a writer of poetry, fiction, and spiritually focused non-fiction. When he is not actively tending his garden in the woods of Connecticut, he can often be found enjoying it and the wilder spaces beyond with his partner of nearly 25 years, Don, and their Keeshond dog, Ursa.
Click here to listen to Rev. Adam's recent sermons.
To reach Rev. Adam:
Click here to send an email or call 860-233-3669.
Office Hours by Appointment:
Sunday, after worship
Other times by request