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Meet Intern Minister Steve Sieck

Hello!  My name is Steve Sieck (he/him), and I will be serving as your intern minister at First Church for the next two years. I’m in year two of a three-year M.Div. program at Meadville-Lombard Theological School, which structures ministerial internships to be approximately ten hours a week for two years. I’m excited and grateful to work in a large urban congregation that values spirit, mind, and action in the world.

I live in Appleton with my family of foster and foster-adopted kiddos (my bio-kids have ‘launched’ already) and I share the journey with my wife, Anne, a special education birth-3 specialist. I’m originally from Oak Park, IL, went to the University of Chicago, worked as a musician and then music educator in Los Angeles, completed my master and doctoral degrees in choral conducting at University of Illinois, taught music at Emory & Henry College in Virginia for five years, and will step down as a professor of choral conducting at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in 2024 after 14 years of teaching.

Over the next two years Revs. Jennifer and Dena will be my supervisors in my ministerial formation. You might see me preach, or assist in worship, or provide a pastoral care visit, or lead a new-member group, or visit you to talk about stewardship and generosity. These are essential skills for the emerging minister, and I’m deeply grateful to this community for fostering the growth of future UU ministers. I’m called to parish ministry to help in the work of collective liberation. I look forward to the journey with you!

Steve Sieck, Intern Minister

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