The Reverend Ginger Luke is currently the Minister Emerita of River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Bethesda, Maryland. As the Director of Religious Education or Minister of Religious Education she served Unitarian Universalist congregations in Lincoln, Nebraska; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the River Road UU Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland.

Rev. Luke obtained her Masters of Divinity degree in 2001 from Meadville Lombard Theological School, where she received the Roberta Nelson Award for Excellence in Religious Education. She was ordained the following year by River Road Unitarian Church. She is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Panel on Theological Education, a member of the Church of the Larger Fellowship Board and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Associations President’s Council.  She received the Unitarian Universalist Skinner Sermon Award in 2000 to the preacher of the sermon best expressing Unitarian Universalism’s social principles that year. In 2013 she received the Meadville Lombard Theological School Alumni/ae Service Award for her exemplary service to the school. In 2015 she received the 44th Annual Unitarian Universalist Angus H. MacLean Award for Excellence in Religious Education.  Her article “Love as the Ethical Basis” was recently published in Humanist Voices in Unitarian Universalism and the UU World Spring 2017. Her passions for children, youth and families, spiritual growth, pastoral care and social justice have been at the heart of her ministry.


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