Staff & Lay Leaders
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples (UUCGN) staff includes our Minister, Director of Religious Exploration (DRE), Assistant to DRE, Office Manager, and Sexton.
Rev. Tony Fisher, Minister
Tony Fisher was ordained into the Unitarian Universalist ministry on June 15, 2014 after a successful 35-year career in educational publishing. Though the decision to actively pursue parish ministry came in 2009 at the age of fifty-eight, Tony has imagined doing this work since he was sixteen when inspired by the minister of his home church in Lexington, Massachusetts. And while his understanding of the depth and possibilities of congregational ministry changed over the years of active lay ministry, the dream of responding to that original call did not. He received his Masters of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School and served as Intern Minister at First Parish in Concord, Massachusetts from 2012 to 2014.
Tony also serves as a Program Leader for the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice, an organization whose mission is to help Unitarian Universalists deepen and sustain the work of justice within their congregations and communities.
Tony and his wife, Ann, also an active Unitarian Universalist, are the proud parents of two wonderful young men: Adam, who is a licensed Social Worker, and Nate, who is pursuing a career in theater.
Tony sees great potential in the Unitarian Universalist movement as a catalyst for change in the world. But it is the balance of the pastoral role and the prophetic mission expressed within the context of a gathered community that called him to service.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 am to 4 pm
(Please call ahead to be sure he’s available.)
Evening appointments are available for those who work or are otherwise occupied during the day. Rev. Tony can be reached through the office at (239) 455-6553. In the event of a pastoral emergency, please call (617) 823-5904.
Open, Director of Religious Exploration
We said goodbye to Mary Borland, our Director of Religious Exploration, at the end of May 2020 and send our very best wishes to her and her fiance as she makes her plans to move to Virginia and continue work on her chaplain training to work in pastoral care in hospital and other settings.
There is currently a search committee working to identify candidates for the DRE position starting in the fall 2020, as we continue to offer support in the spiritual journey to both parents and children.
Brad Cornell (President)
Kristin Muschett (Vice President)
Holly Evans Madison (Secretary)
Jill Gnesda (Treasurer)
Jane Ellseworth (Trustee)
Jim Lancaster (Trustee)
Jay Shaplow (Trustee)