WHO IS THE MINISTER?
Reverend Fiona Heath accepted our call in May 2014 and began her ministry here on August 1, 2014. She is our sixth settled minister.
Fiona joined the Grand River Congregation in Waterloo in 2001. After serving for six years as a lay chaplain, Fiona chose to live out her principles by becoming a UU minister. She was fellowshipped as a minister in September 2012 and was ordained in May 2013. Prior to coming to UCM, she served part time with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Durham (Whitby, Ontario).
Fiona currently serves on the board of trustees for our national denomination the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC). She is one of two Central Regional Representatives and is the Secretary of the Board. She is part of the Vision Task Force.
Prior to life as a minister, Fiona spent several years as Manager of the Survey Research Centre at University of Waterloo. She has been a freelance writer and adult educator specializing in voluntary simplicity and environmental issues, and has sat on the boards of a food co-operative and a community arts centre. Born in Sarnia, she was raised in Mississauga, down in Clarkson. She and her partner Marc have a teenage son, Silas.
Fiona is passionate about Unitarian Universalist language, rituals and symbols. She has offered a workshop on our Chalice symbol at several congregations as well at regional fall gatherings and the CUC annual general meeting.