Curriculum Vitae

ORDINATION

Ordained by the First Church in Leominster, MA, Unitarian Universalist.    June 3, 2007

EDUCATION

  • Heart Paths Dallas | Richardson, TX | Certificate in Spiritual Direction 2011
  • Harvard Divinity School | Cambridge, MA | Master of Divinity 1994
  • Berkshire Medical Center | Pittsfield, MA | CPE 1994
  • Fitchburg State University | Fitchburg, MA | Bachelor of Arts in English 1990

MINISTERIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Settled Minister | Hopedale Unitarian Parish | Hopedale, MA    2015-present
  • Consulting Minister | Thoreau Woods UU Church | Huntsville, TX     2014-2015
  • Consulting Minister | Unitarian Fellowship of Houston | Houston, TX     2014-2015
  • Interim Coordinator of Family Ministries | First Parish Church | Weston, MA    2013-2014
  • Director | South Central Alliance of Churches | Fort Worth, TX    2012-2013
  • Minister | Pathways Unitarian Universalist Church | Southlake, TX     2008-2011
  • Contract Minister | First Parish Church | Billerica, MA    2007-2008
  • Ministerial Intern | First Parish Church | Weston, MA     2005-2007
  • Chaplain | Gardner V.N.A. Hospice | Gardner, MA 2005-2006
  • Executive Director | Family Lifeline Volunteers | Worcester, MA     2003-2004
  • Case Manager | C.A.R.E. AIDS Service Project | Fitchburg, MA 1995-1996    
  • Case Manager | Summer Youth Employment Program,     1991-1993
  • New England Farm Workers Council | Gardner, MA    
  • Acting Coordinator of Student Groups | Amnesty International USA     1990
  • Northeast Region, Somerville, MA
  • Political Science Internship | Amnesty International USA Northeast      1989-1990
  • Region | Somerville, MA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Visiting Lecturer | Fitchburg State University | Fitchburg, MA 1995-2008
  • Courses Taught: The Bible as Literature, and Seeing and Believing:
    Religion Ethics and Values in Contemporary Film
  • Theology Teacher | Cathedral High School | Boston, MA 1998-2003
  • Theology Teacher | St. Bernard’s High School | Fitchburg, MA 1996-1998
  • Theology Teacher | Lowell Catholic High School | Lowell, MA 1995-1996

PUBLICATIONS

  • Lorenzen, Tony. “Keep the Faith” column participant Worcester Telegram & Gazette, December 8, 2017; August 4, 2017; June 3, 2017; April 21, 2018; Sept. 22, 2018
  • Lorenzen, Tony. Saint Somebody Central Catholic. Berkeley, CA: Apocryphile Press, 2017. (Novel)
  • Lorenzen, Tony. “Review of The Annotated Autobiography of Adin Ballou”, Lynn Gordon
  • Hughes and Peter Hughes, eds. Journal of Unitarian Universalist History, (2017): pp. 151-153
  • Lorenzen, Tony. “The Last Word.” UU World Magazine, Summer 2014. (Featured , inside back cover)
  • Lorenzen, Anthony. “Suffering With and Walking Together.” Healing Ministry Vol. 15, No. 1 (Winter 2008): pp.1-2
  • Lorenzen, Tony. “Taking Refuge.” The Mindfulness Bell #46 (Autumn 2007): pp. 24
  • Online: http://www.mindfulnessbell.org/archive/2015/03/taking-refuge
  • Lorenzen, Anthony. “Be Not Afraid.” Healing Ministry Vol. 14 No. 1 (Winter 2007): pp.1-2
  • Lorenzen, Anthony. “The Third Way Home.” Healing Ministry Vol. 13 No. 2 (Spring 2006): pp.20-21
  • Lorenzen, Tony. “Instant Run-off Voting Would Improve the Electoral Process.”, Op-Ed,
  • Worcester Telegram & Gazette, October 4, 2004.
  • Lorenzen, Tony. “A Sort of Homecoming.” Worcester Magazine, July 2, 1997.
  • Lorenzen, Tony. “Human Rights Ill-Served by War.” Op-Ed, Sentinel & EnterpriseFitchburg, MA, Sunday, February 17, 1991.

WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS, & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • “Hate Has No Home Here.” Keynote Speaker at rally in response to Charlottesville.  Milford, MA, August 2017
  • “Loving the Hell out of the World: A UU Missional Approach.”  One of 5 Co-Presenters
  • Unitarian Universalist General Aseembly, June 2013
  • “Spirituality and Mission.” Sunset Talks (evening keynote series) Southwest Unitarian
  • Universalist Summer Institute, July 2012
  • Wellspring Spiritual Deepening Program, member of presenter panel – UU General
  • Assembly, Minneapolis, MN, 2010
  • ”Rites of Passage.” Workshop, LaLeche League of MA/RI/VT Annual Conference, Chelmsford,
  • MA, March 29, 2008
  • “A Green Response to Shock and Awe.” Address to the Berkshire Green Party Local, Pittsfield, MA, March 22, 2003
  • “Human Rights are What’s Up.” Exploration Summer Program, Wellesley College,
  • Wellesley, MA, July 1990

EVENTS ORGANIZED

  • Hate Has No Home Here, Community Anti-Racism rally, Milford, MA, August 2017
  • Black and Blue: A Service of Unity for A Bruised and Hurting Nation Community event recognizing the killing of Black people in police custody and the killing of police officers, Hopedale, MA,  July 2016
  • Life on Fire 2013 A Unitarian Universalist Missional Unconference, Oak Ridge, TN, September 2013
  • Organizing Team, Amnesty International’s Students for Students March and Rally for
  • Human Rights, City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA, May 1990
  • Amnesty International’s National Student Conference on the Abolition of the Death
  • Penalty, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, November 1989  

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Spiritual Directors International
  • Greenfield Group, UU Ministers’ Study Group
  • Liberal Religious Educators Association
  • Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association

MAJOR TRAININGS & CONFERENCES

  • “Revolutionary Love 2018.” Middle Collegiate Church, New York, NY Spring 2018
  • “The Future of Faith Formation.”  UU Institute online course, Spring 2018
  • “The Death of Sunday School.” UU Institute online course, Fall 2017
  • Family Ministry, RE Week at the Sea, Ocean Grove, NJ, August 2017
  • Sexuality for Religious Professionals, Online Course, September-December 2011
  • Change the World, Missional Church Conference, Ginghamsburg UMC Church, Tipp City, OH, October, 2011
  • Compassionate Communication/Non-Violent Communication (NVC), Southlake, TX, October  2011
  • Prepare-Enrich facilitator training, Southlake, TX, September 2011
  • Dwight Brown Leadership Experience, SWUUC, Denton, TX, August 2011
  • Service Learning and Sustainability, Texas Christian University, April 2011
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Conference, November 2005
  • Community Builders/MWCC Workshop Series for Volunteer Coordinators, Fitchburg, MA, Spring 2006
  • CELDF Democracy School, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, February, 2005
  • Clara Barton District Meeting, Keynote Address, Deborah Levering, Lifespan Faith Development, Fall 2005
  • Clinical Pastoral Education, Berkshire Medical Centers, June-August 2004
  • Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Fundraising Workshop, February 2004
  • Developmental Model of  Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) and Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), Santa Monica, CA, November 2003
  • National Conference of Christians and Jews, Seminarians Interacting, 1992-1993

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSOCIATION DENOMINATIONAL INVOLVEMENT

  • Good Officer | UUMA Clara Barton Chapter | 2018- present
  • Co-President | UUMA Clara Barton Chapter | 2017-2018
  • Convener and Leadership Team of UU’s of the Burroughs and Blackstone Vally cluster of congregations | 2017 – present
  • Volunteer Coordinator | Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray for UUA President | 2017
  • Board of Directors & Editor | UU Christian Fellowship, Good News Journal | 2011-2014
  • Board of Directors | No. Texas Association of Unitarian Universalist Societies | 2010-2011

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Elected Town Meeting member | Milford, MA | 2017-present

  • Town Democratic Committee member | Milford, MA | 2017-present
  • Milfor Area  Humanitarian Coalition member | Milford, MA | 2015-present
  • Board of Directors, Farmers Market| Keller, TX | 2010-2012
  • Interfaith Homeless Coalition | Community of Churches | Tarrant, TX | 2008-2010
  • Billerica CARES, civic anti-racism/anti-oppression initiative, 2007-2008
  • Billerica Clergy Association, 2007-2008
  • White Allies of the North Central MA Minority Coalition, Jan. 2007-Aug. 2008
  • Video Blog Co-host, Saint Kermit, Aug. 2005 – April 2006
  • Leominster/Fitchburg/Gardner (MA) MLK Coalition, 2004-2008
  • Green-Rainbow Party of MA State Committee, 2002-2004
  • Campaign Manager, Rich Zitola for State Senate, 2004
  • Volunteer, Spanish American Center, Leominster, MA, 2003-2007
  • Candidate for Lt. Governor, Green-Rainbow Party of MA, 2002
  • Area Coordinator, Amnesty International, 1988-1992
  • Little League Baseball Coach, 1983-1986

 

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