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23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Sally Fritsche is a lifelong UU from Columbia Missouri, in her final semester at Harvard Divinity School. She is studying to be ordained to parish ministry, and is also considering a call to college campus chaplaincy. Since graduating with degrees in Sociology and Religious Studies from Grinnell College in 2013, she has worked as a chaplain, a nonprofit organizer, and a summer camp director. She is a powerful speaker, and has preached about her experiences as a nontheistic and millennial UU in pulpits as far flung as Omaha NE, and as close as Lexington MA. In Harvard Divinity School’s annual preaching competition, she came in second, preaching on the theology of a favorite meme, #YOLO. She looks forward to bringing her energy and perspective into the Needham pulpit, and learning to expand her passion and ability in all aspects of ministry. Today, Sally lives in Somerville with her partner of ten years, Miles Faaborg, and is looking forward to their wedding this coming July. During the school year, she spends time reading, leading UU history tours for visiting youth, and taking catnaps in the library. Sally is very excited for these next few years in the Boston area, and for the future of our faith community. We at First Parish look forward to welcoming Sally into our community in the fall.