Our Minister

Rev. Heather Rion Starr

Rev. heather wearing the stole presented to her by UUSDOur current Settled Minister, Rev. Heather Rion Starr, joined us in August 2021. The official Installation Service to acknowledge Rev. Heather as UUSD’s 4th Settled Minister took place on  Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Rev. Heather Rion Starr (she/her) is a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry. With 17 years of experience in ministry, Rev. Heather has a deep well of zest for the work of ministry. She brings to UUSD an ever-growing wealth of experience to draw upon, rich connections with dynamic colleagues in and beyond UUism, and much energy and enthusiasm for our congregation.

Previously she served as Settled Co-Minister at the Unitarian Society of Hartford (CT ) along with her spouse Rev. Cathy Rion Starr (they/them). Rev. Heather also served as half-time Consulting Minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury, CT.

The Rion Starr family includes two young daughters, Robin (age 8) and Braden (age 4). They are all eager to settle in Southern Delaware with many opportunities for the family to grow and become involved in our vibrant community.

Our Journey Together

Here are the highlights of candidating week, the call to ministry, and the beginning of our journey with Rev. Heather to build Beloved Community.

Installation of Rev. Heather Rion Starr: A Celebration of Our Shared Ministry (Video Slide Show)

Livestream Service

March 27, 2022, 3 p.m.