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Welcome to our campus.
Bill Brewer Community Gardens.
An active ministerial service in association with the UUA.
Outdoor amphitheatre in the Holton Eco-Preserve.
Remembering our loved ones in our Memorial Garden.

Our Minister

Rev. Allison Farnum

…rejoicing in the spirit of life and oneness


Rev. Allison was called to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers in 2008. Her commitment to our liberal religion began as a young adult when she was a high school youth advisor and lay leader at the Second Unitarian Church of Chicago. Before seminary, she worked in women’s health care as a medical assistant and then in clinic management. She attended Meadville Lombard Theological School, one of only two UU seminaries in existence. Allison was called to our church to be engaged in the larger community and invite us into this social justice engagement. In her first years of her ministry, she became active as an ally to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and was part of the seminal efforts to form what is now Lee Interfaith for Empowerment (LIFE), a congregation-based community organizing ministry in Lee County. She is an ally to the LGBTQ community, from waving rainbow flags on the streets of Fort Myers to helping with interfaith blessings at Pride. Our own congregation hosted a same-sex wedding ceremony for couples in January 2015, and she was honored to perform many of the ceremonies that day.

Allison is glad to serve this congregation and the larger community. She finds ministry and preaching a true privilege in the ways of companioning people through the transitions of life: birth, union, and even end-of-life. She has found a great richness in the gift of leading this congregation for seven years, and looks forward to a continued rich relationship as this congregation continues to change and grow into its mission: Inspired by love, we transform ourselves and serve one another.

Allison is married to her great love, Andy, and they love nurturing their young daughter, Charlotte. She enjoys yoga, time outdoors, paddling the waters, and simply delighting in her friends and family.

And our family continues to grow! I will be away on maternity leave August 2017 - November 2017. My absence will be covered as outlined in this brochure.

Testimonials From Members - Why I Became A Unitarian Universalist

Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825-1921), Unitarian minister.
“Throughout my life, I have addressed issues such as slavery abolition, temperance, and women's rights. In 1902, I helped found the Unitarian Society of Elizabeth, NJ, and served as its minister. In 1920, at age 95, I was the only participant from the 1850 Women's Rights Convention, in Worcester, MA, to see the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote.”

Testimonials From Members - Why I Became A Unitarian Universalist

Alice Forsyth
"This congregation has a wide variety of ages and people from all over the country. And, the campus is beautiful and the minister is young."