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Rev. Fisher

About Rev. Lane Fisher

Ministry is Rev. Lanes third career, following two decades each as a writer/editor and as a professional dog trainer. She brings to ministry an expressiveness and a habit of working with her heart engaged that are rooted in those earlier careers.

Lane grew up in Episcopalian and Methodist churches in northwestern Minnesota. As an adult, her questions led her into militant agnosticism,” a term she attributes to a bumper sticker that said, “I don’t know, and you don’t, either!” Eventually she found meaning in process theology, which holds that the Ultimate changes and evolves in interaction with all of creation. At the same time, she says, many traditional Christian teachings are in her foundation, most especially the primacy of Love. After 20 years of being unchurched, Lane joined her home congregation, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, Maine, in 1996.

Lane earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism at the University of Minnesota and master of divinity degree at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA. She served UU Peterborough as a sabbatical minister in fall 2020 and has been our contract minister, currently three-quarter-time, since August 2021. 

Rev. Lane creates worship services that move our hearts and minds, with calls to community and justice running through them. She also has a strong and approachable pastoral presence. She has known joy in two marriages and deep sorrows in divorce and widowhood. Its taken all this experience and more to make me a minister,” she says. Rev. Lane wanted to return to PUUC after the sabbatical ministry convinced her that individuals in this congregation would join her on a journey of growth and expanding love.

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