Victor Carpenter PRIOR BIO

Minister Emeritus Rev. Dr. Victor Carpenter

Victor has served The First Church in Belmont for seven years and is graduate of Harvard University Divinity School class of 1958. He was a Merrill Fellow at Harvard (1974) and received a STD from Starr King School for the Ministry in 1987. Victor has served parishioners in First Parish Norwell, Massachusetts; The Free Protestant Church of Cape Town, South Africa; The First Church of Philadelphia; Arlington Street Church in Boston and The First Church of San Francisco.

Victor has published articles and reviews in a variety of news media magazines and journals. He is also the author of 1982 Minns Lectures The Black Empowerment Controversy and the Unitarian Universalist Association and written a book Stations of Spirit 1990.

Victor was ordained to the Unitarian ministry at Dorchester, MA in 1958 and retired in June 2002 from active ministry after 46 years of service!

Victor has also served as the President of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee 1988-1993; Chair of Witness for Peace in the Middle East 1990-1993; Chair, Horizon House for persons with disabilities 1972-1976; Chair, UUA Task Force on Disability 1994-1998. Victor has also served in numerous organizational boards including UUA Board of Review 1997-present and presently serves on the board of Tuckerman Coalition UUA Urban Ministry and Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation Ethics Committee.

He is married to Catherine Anne Larrabee and they have three children.

Our Minister Emeritus
Rev. Dr. Victor Carpenter
UUA General Assembly Cleveland, OH 2001