Reverend Jim Parrish has joined UUFF as of August 2014 as our Settled Minister!
Rev. Jim Parrish grew up in the Flint Hills of Kansas, where he found his love for technology, philosophy and religion. He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in engineering technology in 1983 and worked in aerospace engineering for over 25 years, while exploring his religious values as a Unitarian Universalist lay person.
Jim retired from engineering in 2007 to obtain a Master of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, graduating in May 2011 with the Faculty Prize for Religious Leadership. Jim was ordained in October of 2012, and subsequently served a two year Interim ministry for the UU Fellowship of Topeka, Kansas. He has been called to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville, Arkansas, to be our full-time minster as of August 2014.
Jim enjoys gardening, reading, running, cooking, bicycling and movies. He is married to Theresa, and between them have five adult children and six grandchildren.