Tom Schade

Full name: Rev. Tom Schade

The Rev. Tom Schade

Rev. Tom Schade entered the Unitarian Universalist ministry in 1999, a graduate of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. He had been a UU in his childhood but left the faith for 20 years in his young adulthood. He serves on the UUA Board of Trustees with his term ending in June of 2022.

Rev. Tom served the First Unitarian Church in Worcester, MA from 1999 to 2013, first as the Associate Minister and then as Senior Minister. During his ministry, he served in various UUMA chapter leadership positions within the Clara Barton District, including Good Officer He also served on the board of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship, and as its President in 2003 to 2004. He also served on the Church Staff Finance Advisory Committee, representing the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association.

He retired in 2013 to follow his spouse’s career which led the family to Ann Arbor, MI. In his retirement, he wrote a regular blog “the Lively Tradition” which explores the intersection of current events and UU public theology. He served on the CENTER committee of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers’ Association and was elected to the UUA Board of Trustees at the Spokane General Assembly in 2019.

He is married to Susan Schade. They now live in Plymouth, MA, and have two children and four grandchildren. He also serves as the Spiritual Director to two small dogs, who listen attentively, but do what they want anyway.

From Tom Schade

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Ideas | UU World

Religious community is not enough

Tom Schade

From Ideas
Unitarian Universalism's purpose is much bigger than gathering with like-minded people for mutual support.


The Gravity of the Situation

Tom Schade

From LeaderLab
What Holds UUism Down and Prevents Us From Rising? Introduction to morning presentations from Dawning Future 2015 Rev....

UU World

There is no going back

Tom Schade

From UU World Magazine
An unbridgeable gap is growing between Unitarian Universalism and the conservative movement.

Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures | Tapestry of Faith

Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures

Gail Forsyth-Vail, Tom Schade

From Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures
The Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures program offers multigenerational workshops based on eight stories from the Hebrew scriptures. 


Hope, Faith, and Love

Tom Schade

From WorshipWeb
Hope is not just a good idea Love is not naïve Faith is not just the brave face we put on a hopeless situation...
We Are Seeking Christmas

Tom Schade

From WorshipWeb
O God, who moves among the stars of the cold clear sky, whose voice whispers in the silence of falling snow, whose silence stills our hearts and leaves ...
Hear the Angels Sing

Tom Schade

From WorshipWeb
Night has fallen. Stars beckon in an indigo and velvet sky Somewhere a baby is being born. Tonight, the world lazes in a love of goodness while glories...
Everyone Searches for Bethlehem

Tom Schade

From WorshipWeb
Tonight, everyone is displaced and homeless. Tonight, everyone searches for Bethlehem. On this night, when the darkness comes so close, We listen in the...
A Power at Work in the Universe

Tom Schade

From WorshipWeb
My friends, There is a power at work in the universe. It works through human hands, but it was not made by human hands....

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