Opening the Mind, Touching the Heart, Inspiring the Spirit
“Through example and practice we will build a community that values spirituality, encourages its members to deeply develop their individual spiritual practices and search for truth and meaning. Our work together will build a congregation that values community, worship and service. Our people will be both spiritual and religious. Our people will thrive and our numbers will grow.“
Reverend Tony Lorenzen
In August 2023 the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury is excited to welcome Reverend Tony Lorenzen as our contract minister.
Rev. Tony grew up Catholic in Leominster, MA. He holds degrees from Fitchburg State College (B.A. in English) and Harvard Divinity School (M.Div.) He left the Catholic Church in 2003 and became a Unitarian Universalist Minister, being ordained in 2007 by his home congregation in Leominster, MA. He has served churches in Billerica, MA; Weston, MA; Southlake, TX; Huntsville, TX; Houston, TX; Hopedale, MA; and Weymouth, MA, Woodbury, CT and Meriden CT.
As a spiritual director, he completed his training in spiritual direction at Heart Paths Dallas, TX in 2012. Over the years, he served on the board of directors of various civic groups including the Montachusett (central MA) MLK Coalition, the Keller (TX) Farmer’s Market, and the Milford (MA) Area Humanitarian Coalition.
Rev. Tony is a guitarist who also enjoys chess, cribbage, and geocaching. From 2016-2019, he served as part of a team of twelve faith leaders that write a column for the Worcester (MA) Telegram newspaper called “Keep the Faith.” Rev. Tony is a huge fan of U2, Bruce Springsteen, and the Boston Red Sox.
Most of all, we hope you will come meet Rev. Tony and all the rest of us at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury.