Accredited Interim Minister



From my first years in ministry when I was starting a congregation to these recent years as an interim minister, I’ve remained active in justice work. My justice ministries have included advocating for marriage equality for LGBTQ people and for women's reproductive rights with Planned Parenthood. I’ve served on many boards, including boards of several Planned Parenthood  affiliates in New York and Oregon. 


Public Ministry

Justice ministry needs a good media presence. These are some articles and broadcasts from my ministry:

Baton Rouge church quickly opens childcare center for healthcare workers (Article from the UU World, March 25, 2020)

Man Dies from Injuries During Break-in at First Unitarian (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Sept. 21, 2017)

Corvallis Unitarian Universalist Fellowship: No Renouncing, Denouncing, or Converting Required (Corvallis Advocate article of March 7, 2013)

This  article below appeared shortly after the shootings at Columbine High  School, when I was minister of the Columbine Unitarian Universalist  Church:

The  Black Sheep: Unitarian minister Joel Miller finds out it's hard to lead  the wrong kind of church in southwest Jefferson County (Article in Denver's Westword, 07-01-1999)