501 S High St
West Chester, PA 19382
Rev. Dr. Gabriele Parks.
The words “soul” and “spirit” will be frequently used in this sermon. But don’t worry: the topic has nothing to do with religion or theology. Rev. Dr. Parks will share with you her hypothesis that all humans have a soul, and that it becomes more and more important for us to be aware of that fact.
The Reverend Dr. Gabriele Parks came to the United States from Germany in 1991, with her husband Roger and her then six-year-old twins. Reverend Gabi discovered Unitarian Universalism in Columbia, Maryland, where she joined UUCC in 1996. After serving in many volunteer roles at the church, she felt the call to UU ministry, and went to Lancaster Theological Seminary in 2001 where she received her Masters of Divinity after three years. Since then, she has served five congregations all over the United States, as an intentional interim/transition minister. In 2015, she went back to seminary, this time to Wesley in Washington, DC, where she graduated with the Doctor of Ministry in the field of Narrative Theology.
She has served her congregation in York, Pennsylvania, until her retirement in February of 2019. She now serves four cats, her husband, and one rambunctious dog.