Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Rev. Rachel Lonberg


When Rev. Rachel Lonberg was four years old, her grandmother died. She asked her parents why Jesus got to come back to life and her grandmother didn’t. That question – and the many that followed – led her family to Unitarian Universalism. Our living tradition had been Rachel’s spiritual home ever since.

Rachel’s passions in ministry include creating meaningful worship, building connections across generations, engaging our diversity of belief (and non-belief), and sharing the history of Unitarian Universalism. She believes the world needs our message of love, hope, reason, and tolerance.

A graduate of Tufts University and Union Theological Seminary, Rachel served congregations as a ministerial intern in Saint Paul, Minnesota and as an interim minister in Nashville, Tennessee. She was called by People’s Church in May 2015 and began serving the congregation in August 2015. She is married to Brian, a chef and brewer. Their son, DeForest, was born in June 2015, and their daughter, Dorothy, was born in March 2018.

Rev. Rachel is available to meet with People's people at times of distress, grief, celebration, and when they have a great idea they want to share. Please call, text, or email her if you would like to find a time to talk or use her online scheduling tool: