Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill

15 Kenoza Ave
Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: 978/372-3445
Web address: http://www.uuhaverhill.org/
Email: frank@uuhaverhill.org

Contact Person:

Rev. Frank Clarkson

Organization Description:

Located in the city of Haverhill, we are an urban church in a growing and changing area with great economic and cultural diversity. Our members live and work both in urban and suburban communities. We have a reputation of putting our faith in action for the poor and oppressed in our community. We support a food pantry and a drop-in center for homeless folks in our basement. With 150 adult members and a rapidly growing church school enrollment, we’re on the pastoral- to program-size threshold. A historically Universalist congregation, we are an open-hearted congregation where people are hungry for ways to connect with others and with the Holy.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

This church offers the range of parish ministry experience, from worship and preaching to pastoral care, administration/institutional leadership, religious education and community engagement. The supervisor will work with the student to tailor a program that meets the student’s learning goals.

Commute/Transportation Information:

Haverhill is served by a rail line from Boston, but a car is a practical necessity.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Racial Justice and Healing
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development


The student will meet weekly (for at least one hour) with Rev. Frank Clarkson for theological reflection and to discuss ministerial development issues and concerns. The student will be part of the staff team, which meets weekly, and will also be supported and evaluated by a lay-led field ed./intern committee.

Additional Information:

  • Number of Students: 1
  • Total Compensation: $6000.00
  • Type of Compensation: Direct Pay from Site
  • Additional Notes: Stipend is $5,000 for part-time student, $10,000 for full.

Back to Results Page