Our Mission: Compassionate service to people with mental health challenges and to their families, within and beyond the walls of our congregation.

Our Vision:to increase their hope, knowledge, and insight and help them find a sense of meaning in their lives.

Our Strategy:using fellowship, education, advocacy in the public arena, and honoring and deepening their spiritual lives.

Programs of The Ministry:

There are four major components to the Mental Health Ministry:

More on the programs of the ministry…

Our Community Minister, Rev. Barbara F. Meyers

Rev. Barbara F. Meyers, a member of our church since its founding in 1994, earned a Masters in Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley in 2004 and returned to Fremont to launch a community ministry specializing in mental health.

Her entry into ministry marked a career change after working as a computer software engineer at IBM for 25 years. She holds a BA in Mathematics, an MS in Computer Science and PhD in Computer Science all from UCLA,
and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley.

Rev. Meyers testifies in Sacramento on February 1, 2011 to a California Senate Budget Subcommittee about mental health funding

The Mental Health ministry has close ties to the Mental Health Caucus, of EqUUal Access a UU accessibility group. For more information about Unitarian Universalist Community Ministry, see UU Community Ministry.

For more information, see:  Details from the Mental Health Ministry

Rev. Barbara Meyers can be reached by email at com_minister @ mpuuc.org.