The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock Ministerial Search Committee has announced that a new minister, Rev. Israel Buffardi, has joined the congregation as Associate Minister for Member and Community Engagement.
Buffardi joined Rev. Dr. Natalie Fenimore and Rev. David Carl Olson in ministering to the Manhasset religious community on Shelter Rock Road.
Buffardi has served UU congregations in Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania, and Oregon. He earned his M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and has experience in community organizing, theatre, nutrition, gardening, and cooking education.
With his eclectic mix of experience, Buffardi has long been a community-builder, helping people to reflect, connect, and cultivate intentional lives of love and justice.
Buffardi’s ministry is often expressed through food and fellowship, and he looks forward to setting both the proverbial, as well as literal, tables of welcome at the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock.
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