Guest In Your Pulpit - Leonisa Ardizzone
Leonisa Ardizzone was an educator for more than 25 years before starting the process of becoming a UU minister. She has a BA in Biology, an M.Ed in Science Education an Ed.D. in International Educational Development with a specialization in Peace Education. After working as a teacher, professor, non-profit executive, and small business owner, Leonisa attended Union Theological Seminary and received her MDiv in 2017. Leonisa is also a published author and a professional jazz vocalist. Her greatest joy (and challenge) has been raising her daughter, Rafaella. After living in New York City for 20 years, she and Rafaella now live in Rosendale, NY (Ulster County).Below are some sample services that Rev. Barger has done before.
Titles of programs/sermons and a brief statement of content on each:
- Fail Better - "Failure" is a regular part of life, but how we define failure and what we do with our "failed attempts" is where real transformation occurs.
- Blessings of the Earth - How do we remember and honor all that Earth gives us.
- Say Yes! - Risk taking and our calling
- Give me Liberty or ? Living in a time where totalitarian policies are encroaching on individual and collective liberties, what is our role as Unitarian Universalists of conscience to stem this tide?
- Jazz and the Spirit - The improvisational nature of jazz can teach us how to let go and dig in.
- A topic of your choice!
- Additional Offerings: Leonisa can offer music services, jazz vespers or a Sunday jazz service with a quartet, trio or duo (for additional payment). Please inquire!
Availability: Year Round and preferably within 100 miles of Tillson, NY.
Fee arrangements: According to UUMA guidelines.
Contact: Email Leonisa Ardizzone at leonisa [dot] ardizzone [at] gmail [dot] com