Rev. Christian Schmidt, Minister
I am the Rev. Christian Schmidt, and you can call me Christian, Rev. Christian, or even Rev. Schmidt in more formal settings. I’m happy to be the minister of this congregation, and look forward to getting to know you.
A little about me: I live in Olney, Md., and have served UU congregations all over the country in my 10 years of ordained ministry and three years of church work before that. I am married to the Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt, also a UU minister, who serves the UU Church of Silver Spring, Md. We have three children: CJ, 11, Sam, 9, and John, 8. I enjoy sports, cooking, sci-fi and fantasy literature and shows. I also run a small business preparing tax returns, mostly for clergy, and I’m glad this congregation has worked on innovative schedules that would help both us both. I work 3/4 time at UUSMC, but in an unusual way; I’m near-full-time during the year except for mid-February through mid-April, when I take leave (except for pastoral emergencies) while I work on the tax business.
My weekly schedule varies somewhat based on what’s going on in the congregation and community, but I’m almost always in the office from morning through evening on Tuesdays and on Sunday afternoons, and available by appointment (often virtually) at other times. If you would like to meet or talk with me, you can request an appointment using this scheduling tool: https://calendar.app.google/QfXfFbJhCjZadhxE8.
Faith Exploration Teacher
Vacant, Music Director
Debra Damiani, Congregational Administrator
Office hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.