After a two-year search, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County has a new minister, the Rev. Darcy C. Baxter. She started work Aug. 1.
Baxter grew up in central New York state, search committee member Ted Pack said in a press release from the fellowship. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., in 2003 and earned a master’s of divinity at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley in 2010. She then spent a year as an intern minister at UU Church of Berkeley in Kensington.
Before coming to Modesto, she had been the family minister at the Starr King UU Church in Hayward. She was also a community organizer for the California Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
Unitarian Universalists do not all have the same idea about the nature of God. They welcome agnostics, atheists, Buddhists, Christians, humanists, Jews and those whose spiritual path has no label, according to the press release.
The fellowship is at 2172 Kiernan Road, Modesto. For more, see www.stanuu.org.