Guest In Your Pulpit - Rev. Ben Bortin

Guest in Your Pulpit

Rev. Ben Bortin is a UU minister. He graduated from Starr King School for the Ministry, and has served congregations in Duluth, Minnesota and Staten Island, New York. He considers ministry one of his greatest privileges. Currently, he lives in Port Washington, New York, with his wife, Andrea Starr. He is in the process of preparing for hospital chaplaincy. With the services Ben conducts, he aims for spiritual depth and uplift, intellectual discovery, and sensitivity to social and racial justice.

Below are some sample services that Rev. Bortin has done before.

  • Langston Hughes - in Poetry and Jazz - Langston Hughes often read his poetry to jazz musical accompaniment. That will be a centerpiece of this service, which celebrates the life, message, and verse of America's Black poet laureate of the 20th Century.
  • The Greatest of These - A look at love, in its varied forms, its challenges and its measureless rewards.
  • Free to be Me, Responsible to Us - A look at the sometimes complex relationship of freedom and responsibility.
  • The Spirituality of Vincent Van Gogh - A look at the life and art of this tormented genius.

Availability: Year Round and preferably within 100 miles of Port Washington, NY, overnight hospitality on Saturday might be required depending on distance.

Fee arrangements: According to UUMA guidelines.

Contact: Email Rev. Bortin at