David Pettee is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist from a family that has worshiped in UU churches for eight generations. David was raised in the Winchester (MA) Unitarian Society, and has been a member of UU churches in Reading, MA, and San Francisco, CA and is currently a member of the First Unitarian Society in Newton, MA. David received his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College, and finished graduate training in social work at Boston University in 1983.
David first felt called to serve as a Unitarian Universalist minister in 1984 while attending an installation service. At the suggestion of one of his predecessors at the UUA, David attended Starr King School for the Ministry to deepen his appreciation of Unitarian Universalist culture on the West coast. While a seminarian, David walked across America on the Great Peace March, discerning the promise of ministry beyond the walls of the church.