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Theme Speakers: Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout

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2020 Theme Speaker

Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout In an address to the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, The Rev. Otis Moss III, senior pastor of the 8,000-member Trinity United Church of Christ, named him "without a doubt one of the greatest ministers and gifts to this nation." Artist, theologian, teacher Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout's is among Unitarian Universalism's most prolific worship leaders, an influential voice in worship and music craft in a season of fundamental culture shift faith-wide.

As Director of Worship and Music for First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout leads the uncommonly-collaborative, team worship planning process he created with the Rev. Gail Ruth Geisenhainer (GUISE-in-hayner) in 2014. During his tenure, Ann Arbor’s worship and music ministries risen to a denominational leader in congregational singing innovation, ensemble spiritual practice, and liturgical imagination.