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Biography: Rev. Stephen D. Edington

Rev. Stephen Edington is a 32-year resident of Nashua, New Hampshire, and served as the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua from 24 years from 1988-2012. He was named the Church’s Minister Emeritus in 2019. He previously had ministries with UU Churches in Rockland, Maine (1979-82) and Stony Brook, New York (1984-88); and was the interim minister for UU Manchester in 2012-13. He currently serves the Unitarian Universalist Church of Franklin, New Hampshire on a part-time basis.

Rev. Edington grew up in southern West Virginia in a conservative Baptist Church. Following his graduation from Marshall University in Huntington, WV (Class of ’67) he attended and graduated from the Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY (1971), and was originally ordained into the American Baptist Ministry. He became a UU minister in 1978.

He is the author of God Is Not God’s Name (Published in 2018), Bring Your Own God—The Spirituality of Woody Guthrie (2010), Troubadour and Poet: The Magical Ministry of Ric Masten (2008) and The Beat Face of God—The Beat Generation Writers as Spirit Guides (2005).

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