MINISTER

The Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen has been UCN's half-time minister since July 2019. He was born in South San Francisco, California in 1949; studied to be a Catholic priest for ten years; and was ordained a UU minister in 1975. He received his B.A. in philosophy from Maryknoll College (Glen Ellyn, IL) in 1971; his M.A. in theology from Maryknoll School of Theology (Ossining, NY) in 1973; and his doctorate in ministry from Meadville/Lombard Theological School (Chicago, IL) in 1975.

Before being called to Unitarian Church North in Mequon, WI, Tony served as minister of Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church in Racine, Wisconsin for 42 1/2 years (July 1975 through December 2017). He and his husband, Craig Matheus, have been together for 37 years. (Craig taught 5th grade in the Racine Unified School District for 20 years, before retiring.)

Reflecting Unitarian Universalism's commitment to social justice, Tony has served on the boards of the Women's Resource Center (helping battered women), the Homeless Association Leadership Organization, Racine Jail Ministry, Alliance on Mental Illness, the Southeastern Wisconsin AIDS Project, the George Bray Neighborhood Center, the LGBT Center of S.E. Wisconsin, and the Racine Interfaith Coalition. He also plays piano and guitar and has written a number of songs and hymns.

Published writing includes:

Trust Yourself! You have the Power (Impact Publishers, 1979)
A Catechism for Unitarian Universalists (UUA curriculum, co-authored, 1988)
Chapter on UU evangelism, published in Salted With Fire (Skinner House, 1995)
Chapter on financial giving, published in Everyday Spiritual Practice (Skinner House, 1999)

Rev. Dr. Tony's Column
Parson to Person

July 6, 2022

“Carpets, Clothing, Little Drops of Water” Jun. 24, 2022

As I watched UCN folks clear the sanctuary for the laying of the new carpet (thank you, thank you!), I thought about a few typos from […]
May 31, 2022

“Success vs. Significance–and Donkeys” Apr. 29, 2022

The African-American preacher and author, the Rev. William Sloan Coffin, once said: “We don’t have to be ‘successful,’ only valuable. We don’t have to make money, […]
March 30, 2022

“An April Fool’s Birthday” Mar. 25, 2022

My birthday is March 31st–the day before April Fool’s Day. In fact, when someone asks me when my birthday is, I usually say “the day before […]
March 8, 2022

“Humility and Ash Wednesday” Mar. 8, 2022

Just over a week ago was Ash Wednesday, a day I remember as a time to be humble. The priest would put ashes on people’s foreheads, […]

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L to R: John Cabaniss (Sunday Services), Betsy Muellenbach (At Large Trustee), Jennifer Wilke (Social Justice), Gerry Schmitz (Past President), Julie Zumach (President), Ed Ahrenhoerster (President-Elect), Dan Lusk (Membership), Peter Blain (Finance), Sherryl Andrus (Treasurer).
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