Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry was chosen by the congregation in April 2007 to serve as our settled minister (and she chose us as well!). Rev. Lydia with her family moved to Colorado in the summer of 2007 to begin her ministry with Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Lafayette. Rev. Lydia lives with husband, Phil Roseberry, and children —Talia and Angelo —just west of Lafayette in Nyland Co-housing.
Rev. Lydia introduced herself to us in the spring of 2007:
I am a devoted wife and mother to two young children.
I am a Unitarian Universalist minister, ordained in 2000 by the UU Church of Oakland, California, the congregation that loved me into ministry.
I am a former associate minister for social justice for a UCC Church in Hayward, California.
I am the first (and former) “Weekend Minister” for our UU Fellowship in Chico, California, piloting program for the Pacific Central District (PCD)
I am a former President of the PCD UU Ministers Association.
I am a community organizer.
I am an advocate for peace.
I am a cohouser.
I am a long-time leader and member of a women’s ritual circle.
I am a compassionate soul.
I am eyes that cry for both the pain and the promise of the world.
I am hands that love to cook and arms that love to hug.
I am a body that loves to walk, hike, sing, and dance
I am a mind that loves to think creatively with people.
I am a lover of the possibilities of congregational life.
My formal education has been rich and varied. I have an undergraduate degree from Cornell University, a Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley, and a Masters of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry (UU). But I’ve come to understand that my best education comes when I engage my body, mind, and spirit in the swirling river of life.
You can contact Lydia by email at email@example.com.