We are so proud to announce Alex Jensen, First Parish’s Ministerial Intern, is the Winner of 2019-2020 Greeley Sermon Competition!

His winning sermon, “Why Equity?”, addresses the 2019/20 theme, Equity in Action: Gender in an Intersecting World. Alex Jensen is the Ministerial Intern at First Parish in Wayland, MA, and a second-year Master of Divinity Candidate at Harvard Divinity School. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Alex is studying for ordained Unitarian Universalist Ministry and is a Candidate for the Ministry. He graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Monterey Bay with a BA in Human Communication and Peace Studies and a Minor in Music (violin).

Established by the Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations (UU@UN), this competition is inspired by Rev. Dana McLean Greeley. As the first president of the UUA, Rev. Dana McLean Greeley continued to inspire us with his dedication to peace and justice, expressed in his ministry until his death in 1986. One of the principal founders of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, he believed that strengthening the United Nations is part of our commitment to world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.

Watch Alex’s award winner sermon HERE!