Reverend Russ Menk served as Intern Minister at First Parish from September 2011 through June 2012.

Russ graduated from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California with an MDiv degree in 2013.  He was given Preliminary Fellowship by the Unitarian Universalist Association with the award of his degree and he received Final Fellowship in 2016. Rev. Russ was ordained by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County and continues to serve there.

Prior to that, Russ had joined the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2002 and after holding several lay-leadership positions decided to become a UU minister. In 2008 Russ retired after 29 years from his career in Aerospace, and moved to California to attend seminary. He enjoys life, people, church meetings, learning, nature, and dark beer.


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Title Date Length
Prayer 2017-09-24 16:47
Guilt 2012-03-31 17:23
Science and Religion 2012-02-25 17:37
Expectations 2012-01-21 19:17
Trust in the Slow Work of God 2011-11-26 18:58
The Divine Triangle 2011-10-15 16:57
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First Parish Chelmsford Sermons 2011-2012

Sermons from the 2011-2012 church year at First Parish

Amanda Miller, Jim Curley, and Judith Taylor , Claudia, Nina, Michael, Sierra Rose, Sam, and Ethan , High School Youth Group , Maura Snow, Richard Surko, Beverly Volicir, and Elizabeth Valentine , Rev, Ellen Rowse Spero, Jill Hayes, Erika, Niamh, Lizzy, and Alex , Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero and Russ Menk , Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero, Lynne Cole, Carla Corey, Joan Coyne, and Caroline McMullin , Rev. Ellen Spero, Ellen Mellen, Beth Benoit, and Sharon and Joe Hehn , Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero , Reverend Russ Menk , Russ Menk, Joan Coyne, and Warren Flewellen
First Parish Chelmsford Sermons 2017-2018

Sermons from the 2017-2018 church year at First Parish

First Parish Chelmsford Congregation , Heleena Mathew , Katherine Canada , Rev. Lilia Cuervo , Reverend Douglas Wilson , Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero , Reverend Russ Menk , Reverend Stephen Shick