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About the Authors (Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures)

Rev. Thomas R. Schade has served the First Unitarian Church of Worcester since 1999, first as Associate Minister, then as Minister. His ministry was affirmed in the Spring of 2010, when he was designated the sole minister of the church.

A life-long Unitarian, he received a BA from George Washington University in 1970, majoring in Political Science. After a career in Information Technology, he prepared for the Unitarian Universalist Ministry at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and was ordained in 1999 by the First Unitarian Church. He was the President of the Board of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship in 2004 and 2005.

Gail Forsyth-Vail is the Director of Adult Programs at the Unitarian Universalist Association. She is a Credentialed Religious Educator, Master Level, who served congregations for twenty-two years before joining the UUA staff. She is the author of Stories in Faith: Exploring Our Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources Through Wisdom Tales and co-author of Harvest the Power: Developing Lay Leadership. She was the 2007 recipient of the Angus MacLean Award for Excellence in Religious Education.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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