We gather in worship to find meaning and live more deeply.

Worship creates connections within, among, and beyond us, calling us to our better selves, calling us to live with wisdom and compassion. We are grateful for the perspectives of our worship leaders. 


Nick Boke

Nick served as minister at the First Universalist Parish of Chester from 1995-2003, after which he took up a career working as an international education consultant. After working in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, he moved back to Providence, RI, from which he works on international projects and serves as a free-lance writer and editor. His wife, Buffy, serves as minister of First Parish Unitarian-Universalist, Canton, MA.


Kevin Carson, M.Div.

Kevin graduated from Andover Newton Theological School in 2013, and he is currently the Ministerial Intern at First Church and Parish in Dedham. He lives in Johnston, Rhode Island with his wife and teenage daughter. Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Kevin and his family moved to New England ten years ago when he accepted a position as an IT Manager at Hasbro, which he continues to hold while preparing for ministry. He was raised Methodist but has been a UU for over 29 years, in congregations in Tennessee, Texas, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.


Rev. Dr. Nancy Jay Crumbine

Nancy was Parish Minister at the UU Congregation of the Upper Valley in Norwich, VT from 1989 to 2001, while concurrently serving as an Associate Professor for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College where she continues teaching. Nancy is a published poet and writer as well as a speaker, including a number of engagements with the Vermont and New Hampshire Humanities Councils. Nancy has led week-long writing workshops in the UK and US and takes to the stage as an actress.