Reverend David Kohlmeier
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Rev. David Miller Kohlmeier is a minister in good standing in the Unitarian Universalist Association. Rev. David has a BA in English Literature with Minors in Philosophy and Creative Writing from West Virginia State University (where he graduated summa cum laude). While an undergrad he was an Americorps-VISTA volunteer, working with veterans making the difficult transition from combat to college classroom. He also worked on veteran’s mental health literacy and nutrition programs for poor populations.
He earned a Masters in Divinity with a Certificate in Interfaith Leadership from Andover Newton Theological School in 2016. During his time in seminary he also studied briefly at Harvard Divinity School, St. John’s Seminary, and the Rabbinical School at Hebrew College.
Rev. David was raised in West Virginia as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and was a full-time door-to-door evangelist for this tradition for several years before coming out as gay led him to seek a more open-minded and open-hearted faith. He found his home in Unitarian Universalism.
As a Unitarian Universalist minister, Rev. David seeks to be a companion and spiritual guide for all, wherever they are on their personal journey of faith and life. He believes Unitarian Universalism can be a much-needed beacon of love and logic in our often cruel and irrational world. He has a special passion for anti-oppression work, especially racial justice and multiculturalism.
Rev. David lives in Falmouth with his husband Nathan (a Postulant for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church), their daughter Ramona Joy, their Old English Sheepdog Baily, and their cat Capote.