Kenneth Hurto

Full name: Rev. Kenneth Gordon Hurto

Rev. Kenneth Gordon Hurto

The Reverend Kenneth Gordon Hurto served our ministry for over 45 years in a variety of parish settings in Indiana, Iowa, Wyoming, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, and in New Zealand and Australia. He also served in the UUA’s Department of Ministry, authored several UUA congregational resources, chaired the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association CENTER (continuing education) committee, and served as Vice-President of the UUMA. And most recently he served as Lead Executive for the UUA's Southern Region
Kenn is a graduate of Augustana College (A.B., philosophy; Rock Island, IL) and from the Divinity School, cum laude, at Harvard University. His professional studies include work in Transactional Analysis and depth study in Bowen Family Systems Theory, having been privileged to be mentored by Rabbi Dr. Edwin H. Friedman.
He retired from the Congregational Life Staff group serving our Southern Region on 30 September, 2017.

From Kenneth Hurto

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Whenever two parts of a system become uncomfortable with one another, they will turn their focus to a third person or issue as a way to stabilize their own relationship with one another.

Leader Resource | By Kenneth Hurto | March 22, 2019 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Healthy Behavior

“New occasions teach new duties.” — James Russell Lowell, The Present Crisis, 1844 Beloved Companions, There is an ancient Greek myth that relates an otherwise mute swan trumpeting just before its death. From that tale we get the phrase “swan song” to denote the closing notes of one’s...

By Kenneth Hurto | September 22, 2017 | From Southern Region

"Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.” — John Lennon According to evolutionary theory, life, as we know it, is the result of unfathomable numbers of small changes taking place over eons of time. An intriguing element of the theory is that if you could roll back time...

By Kenneth Hurto | June 16, 2017 | From Southern Region

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. … Life often leaves us standing bare, naked and dejected with a lost opportunity. … This may well be mankind’s (sic) last chance to choose between chaos or community.” ---The Reverend...

By Kenneth Hurto | January 18, 2017 | From Southern Region

In the 1950s the family therapist Murray Bowen introduced many ideas about systems. The concept of triangulation is one of the most applicable to congregational leadership. It is, in brief, when John is frustrated with or concerned about Mary, John looks to Jane to deal with this....

By Ian Evison, Kenneth Hurto | June 12, 2007 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Healthy Behavior, Communication

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