Meet Our Minister

Susan Ritchie has served as Minister of our North Unitarian Universalist  Congregation in Lewis Center Ohio (formerly known as the Dublin UU Church) since 1996.  Previous to that she served as the first (interim) Associate Minister of First UU Columbus, which ordained her in 1995.

Sharing a solid understanding and enthusiasm for liberal religious identity is important to this life-long, multi-generational Unitarian Universalist.

Rev. Ritchie is well-published on the topic of Unitarian Universalist history and identity, including many articles, and her book, Children of the Same God: The Historical Relationship Between Unitarianism, Judaism, and Islam.  She is currently working on a new book: Unitarian Pirates of the Carribean: Historical Adventures in UU Polity.  

She holds a PhD. in Cultural Studies from the Ohio State University and a Masters of Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, where she also currently teaches courses and serves as Director of the UU House of Studies.

Rev. Ritchie recently completed a six year term on the national Board of the Unitarian Universalist Association; she also served as Secretary to the UUA.

Favorite recreations include family time with partner Donna, anthropomorphizing the pets, hiking, and ridiculously ambitious gourmet cooking.