The Universalist Unitarian Church of Halifax congregation voted unanimously to call Norm Horofker as our new settled minister. We await the arrival of Rev. Norm and his spouse, Janet in August, 2012.
READ JULY 14/12 ARTICLE ABOUT REV. HOROFKER HERE: the chronicleherald
By way of introduction, Rev. Norm Horofker wrties:
"I was born and raised in Thunder Bay Ontario among a large and wonderful family; parents, grandparents, aunts uncles cousins and friends. I received my Mechanical Engineering Degree from Queen’s University, where I met and married Janet Duncan in 1973. We have two grown daughters now living in Toronto.
I worked for 35 years in engineering and plant management including projects in India, China and Brazil. In 1995 we moved from Niagara on the Lake to Columbus Georgia as a result of plant rationalization under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Janet and I have been members of Unitarian Universalist congregations since 1981. We have found the friendship and support of a religious community that encouraged us to “build our own theology” a source of joy in our lives. The congregations in Niagara and Columbus became a wonderful support for us as we raised our daughters.
In 2007 I decided to study for the Unitarian Universalist Ministry. I was indeed blessed to be in a place in my life where I could devote myself to building religious community. The purpose of religion in my view is to make the world a better place, and the message of Unitarian Universalism can do just that. After completing a Master of Divinity degree at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia, a term as chaplain in the Emory Mid-Town Hospital in Atlanta, and an internship at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, I was granted Fellowship as a UU Minister in December of 2011. I was ordained by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Columbus Georgia in June of 2012.
I am thrilled to be called as the settled minister for The Universalist Unitarian Church of Halifax. I look forward to serving the present congregation and to welcoming all those who may be interested in our message of liberal, inclusive and diverse religious community."
Reverend Norm Horofker