Justin Schroeder is senior minister at First Universalist Church of Minneapolis, where his role is to ensure the spiritual health of the congregation. He serves as “chief of staff” and is responsible for the worship life of the congregation. Justin’s vision for ministry has been shaped and formed by 12 years working in UU congregations, two of which were the largest congregations in the Unitarian Universalist Association, All Souls Church in Tulsa, Okla., and Unity Church in St. Paul, Minn. “Relationships” are at the heart of his ministry—deeper relationships with God (however you understand that word), with community and with the world. He was raised Unitarian Universalist in Colorado, where the seeds of his ministry were planted while looking up at the mountains and the Milky Way. He earned his Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School.