Lakeland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
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Our Ministers

Minister Rev. Phil Schulman

After graduating from the Starr King School for the Ministry in 1989, Rev. Schulman became a Spirituality counselor and therapist in Shreveport., La. His work there won recognition from the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Hospitals. He also created and directed one of the early Peer Run Respite programs for mental health crisis response in Essex County, N.Y. He has served on the board of the National Association of Rights, Protection and Advocacy, bringing concepts of recovery, spirituality and holistic wellness to the mental health system.


In 2001, Rev. Schulman began his career as a parish minister, serving at LUUF as well as at UU fellowships in Texas and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2005, he founded the 10 Tree Challenge, in conjunction with the UU Ministry for the Earth, through which approximately 40 UU congregations planted 3,000-4,000 trees. He also has offered “Compassionate Conversations” workshops at mental health conferences and at UU congregations and district conferences. Most recently, he completed a sabbatical with The Freedom Project, bringing Nonviolent Communication Training into prisons in Washington state.


Rev. Phil wants you to know he is eager to learn what your hopes and dreams for the Fellowship are, saying:  "I'm looking forward to hearing from individuals; what their heart says about LUUF's past, present and future."  


Guest Minister Rev. Allen Wells

Guest Rev. Allen Wells
most recently served as Consultant Minister at the First Unitarian Society of Rockland County, NY. Prior to that position he was Pastoral Minister at the Unitarian Church of Summit and the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, and as Consulting Minister at the Skylands Unitarian Fellowship. He also is a former staff member of the DiMele Center for Counseling, New York City, and past president of the North Jersey Association for Humanistic Psychology. He now directs the Allen Wells Counseling Service in Morristown.
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