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Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland

A Commitment to You 


The Touchstones Project is committed to equipping and growing diverse Unitarian Universalist congregations. Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland, the editor, has more than 25 years of experience as a Unitarian Universalist minister.

His ministry has included

  • Serving a mid-size congregation for 11 years in Pittsburgh;  

  • Serving a large congregation for 13 years in Denver, where, in 2008, he successfully developed and launched theme-based ministry;

  • Serving as a consultant to three small congregations over a period of 10 years in Pittsburgh;

  • Supervising eleven interns, serving as an adviser to three UU theological students, and helping launch an in-care program for UU theological students;

  • Serving on the faculty of the Russell Lockwood Leadership School in the Mountain Desert District, which provides intensive leadership training to lay leaders.

  • Teaching two graduate courses to UU theological students: UU History and UU Systematic Theology;

  • ​Serving on CENTER with the Anti-Racism portfolio, and chairing the planning committee for the UUMA Convo in Birmingham;

  • Serving on the UUA's Religious Education Credentialing Committee; 

  • Serving on the Board of the Midwestern Unitarian Universalist Conference;

  • Serving on the Board of the Pittsburgh Interfaith Network, a faith-based community organizing group in Pittsburgh;

  • Writing grant proposals for various non-profit organizations with grants exceeding $1,000,000; and

  • Founding and helping to grow a K-8 charter school network over 10 years that grew to five schools serving over 3,000 students.

  • Prior to ministry he pursued a career in business for 15 years, working in marketing and product management.

Since November 2017, Kirk had been working part-time with High Country Unitarian Universalist in Summit County in the Colorado Mountains, first as a Consulting Minister and then as a Program Director. He retired from that position in June 2022.

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