Welcome Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper

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We are excited to announce that Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper has joined us as our Developmental Minister!

Following a thoughtful, energizing period of discernment involving an outstanding field of seven candidates, the Board voted to approve a two-year contract with Rev. Bovee-Kemper. She brings with her a passion for worship and social justice, along with a strong knowledge base regarding what it takes for a church of our size to fully live into its promise and principles. We look forward to the work that we, as a congregation, will be undertaking with her leadership.

Personal Message From Lisa

To the members & friends of the Greenville UU Fellowship,

I am delighted to have accepted the board’s offer to serve as your minister! My conversations with the committee have been generative and animated, and I look forward to meeting you all in July. I see in GUUF a congregation with strong existing ministries and great potential for shared ministry as you seek to discern your next steps as a religious community. I look forward to working together. I am a lifelong UU with a decade of experience in parish ministry, most recently at the UU Congregation of Asheville, just a bit north of y’all.

My ministry is grounded in my chaplain’s heart, my identity as an artist, and my commitment to activism. My passions and strengths as a minister include providing pastoral care, creating dynamic worship services, and empowering people to find their own passions. My family and I are excited to come down the mountain and make our home in the Upstate.

In Faith,

About Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper

Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School (MDiv, Worship, Theology and the Arts) and Oberlin College (BA, History) and has served as both a parish minister and a hospital chaplain.

Most recently, she has served the UU Congregation of Asheville for seven years, where she had primary responsibility for the social justice, pastoral care, and membership programs of the congregation. Prior to that she served in Pennsylvania and Northern Virginia.

She and her wife, Cindy, are parents to two young children and an orange tiger cat who likes to steal Q-tips out of the bathroom drawer. Cindy is also a minister, approved for ordination in the United Church of Christ and trained as a chaplain. When she is not wrangling children or creating covenantal community, Lisa likes to knit, spin, make up recipes for her instant pot, and train for road races. She most often runs 5k & 10k races, but in 2017 completed the Niagara Women’s Half Marathon and the Outer Banks Southern Fried Half Marathon.

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