Announcing Interim Senior Minister Evan Keely

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EvanKeelyIn August of 2013, the Reverend Evan Keely will begin his service as the Interim Senior Minister at Main Line Unitarian Church. Rev. Keely has previously served Unitarian Universalist Congregations in Massachusetts, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland, five of them as an interim minister. His most recent work was two years as Interim Senior Minister of Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, Maryland.

Raised on Long Island, New York, in a UU home (his parents remain active at the UU Fellowship of Huntington), Evan is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and lives in Reston, Virginia with his family. His wife Sarah is a psychotherapist, and they have two elementary-school-aged sons. Evan and Sarah met in the mid-’90s when they were active members of a UU church, the First Parish in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They both take great joy in this liberal faith.

Evan has a bachelor’s degree in Music History from Boston University. He enjoys composing and arranging music and has been known to do some singing. He also describes himself as “an avid (but not very good) chess player.”

MLUC plans to have an Interim Senior Minister from August of 2013 through July of 2015. In accordance with standard practice for UUA congregations (as well as in many other denominations), Rev. Keely’s contract ends in July of 2014; it can be renewed for the second year if Evan and the Board agree that that is in MLUC’s best interests.

You can learn more about Evan on his website,, by following him on Twitter @evanvwk, and by reading his Frequently Asked Questions.