July 12-14, 2019
This year’s guest minister was Rev. Jake Morrill. Rev. Morrill grew up in the Tennessee Valley near Knoxville, Tennessee, before graduating from Harvard Divinity School in 2003. He was called as minister to Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church that same year. He earned a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Tennessee State University in 2014 and after that, accepted an invitation to the Postgraduate Program at the Bowen Center for the Family, Georgetown, DC. He is a long-time student of family systems thinking.
Jake’s wife, Molly, is a teacher, working with migrant families in agricultural communities in Tennessee. Jake and Molly are the proud parents of two boys.
Rev. Morrill enjoys involvement in the larger Unitarian Universalist movement. From 2009 to 2013, he served as a Trustee on the Board of the Unitarian Universalist Association and currently serves on the Board of the Church of the Larger Fellowship, a large, online UU congregation. He is also Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship.
In Oak Ridge, he has been an active collaborator, reaching across lines of difference to forge unity and partnership through many community efforts.
Click here to enjoy the iTunes audio Podcast of Rev. Jake’s retreat address.