Our Interim Minister is Rev David Chandler

Rev. David W Chandler
Interim Minister

I came in August 2016 to assist the Transition Process as First Parish seeks its next “settled” minister. I’m glad to join the people of this welcoming congregation in lively worship, wonderful music, children and youth activities, and social justice initiatives.

You will find me most Sundays greeting everyone at the front door. So much awaits within – within the historic walls of the church, within long traditions of caring and service, within the always unfolding vision of a better future for all people.

My family joined Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon, PA in 1991, and I served that congregation and five others as lay and clergy leader before coming here. I graduated from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 2004 and was ordained by the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, PA in 2005. Most recently I was Interim Minister 2014-2016 at the UU Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes, Tamworth, NH.

In previous lives? Freelance writer, concert promoter, radio DJ, editor of a local newsmagazine, Assistant to the Mayor of Madison, WI, and controller of my family’s wholesale drywall business. My first job was at Burger King, so that makes seven.

Sally and I are married 38 years this October. Our son Ben, 31, works at HP Enterprise in CA, and our daughter Kate, 28, is an artist who lives with us in Saco, ME.

Whether you are a long time First Parish member or coming here for the very first time, I look forward to meeting you. Stop by soon and say hello! – Rev. David