Guest In Your Pulpit - Rev. Tony Lorenzen

Guest in Your Pulpit

The Rev. Tony Lorenzen currently serves two small congregations in CT, The UU Congregation of Danbury and The UU Church in Meriden. He is a spiritual director and produces two YouTube series, “A Morning Walk” and “Monthly Spiritual Challenge.” He lives with his wife, The Rev. Tuesday Jane Rupp, an Episcopalian priest, in Woodbury, CT. Check out his YouTube channel, Facebook page and websites Rev. Tony UU and Tony Lorenzen

Rev. Tony was born and raised a Roman Catholic in Fitchburg, MA and grew up in Leominster, MA. He attended Fitchburg State University (then Fitchburg State College) and Harvard Divinity School, graduating in 1994. Upon graduating from HDS, he taught theology in urban Catholic high schools in Massachusetts for eight years. He was the 2002 Green Party Candidate for Lt. Governor in Massachusetts. He left the Catholic Church in 2003 and entered the fellowship process to become a Unitarian Universalist Minister. He was ordained by his home congregation, First Unitarian Universalist Church in Leominster, MA on June 3, 2007.He completed a three year training program in spiritual direction at HeartPaths Dallas in 2012. He published a novel, Saint Somebody Central Catholic in 2017. Among his many community involvements over the years, he has served on the board of directors of the Woodbury Community Services Council, the board of the Milford (MA) area Humanitarian Coalition, and was a founding member of the Montachusett (central MA) MLK Coalition, a member of the board of directors of the Keller (TX) Farmer’s Market, and a long time member and leader of the UU Christian Fellowship. He recently served two terms as a Good Officer of the Clara Barton chapter of the UU Ministers Association and a term on the elected town meeting of Milford, MA.

Sample Programs/Sermons

  • The Spirituality of Friendship
  • The World According to Ted Lasso
  • How to be a White Person Learning to Be Anti-racist
  • The Great Day Off - How to Adopt a Practice of Sabbath for Modern Life
  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Third Places and Congregational Mission
  • The Important of Spiritual Practices
  • Prepare for Oryoki

Additional programs such as Spiritual Direction, Rites of Passage and weddings are available.

Availability: Virtually or in person preferably within 120 miles of Woodbury, CT, in Spring, Summer and Fall.

Fee arrangements: According to UUMA guidelines.

Contact: Email Tony Lorenzen at