The Staff of Waysmeet
Rev. Larry Brickner-Wood
Larry is the Chaplain, Campus Minister, and Executive Director of the United Campus Ministry. He is a pastor and ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and completed his Master of Divinity degree at Andover Newton Theological School.
Larry has been the full time chaplain and director since June of 2000. Previous to that, he was an Assistant Pastor at a UCC church in Rochester, NH, and previously had a twenty-year career in municipal management and community planning and organization.
Larry has a Masters in Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theolgical School, as well as a Bachelors of Science in Public Administration from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Vermont. Among Larry's primary interests are youth ministry, spiritual healing and contemplative prayer, and justice and peace ministry. He has an interest and passion for developing ways of living the reality of Jesus' "Third Way" of passive resistance and non-violence against the principalities and powers of the world. Larry is also working on ways to better incorporate a regular practice of Sabbath in his life and work (which may be the same thing!).
Larry is married to Dea Brickner-Wood, who owns and operates Blue Sky Associates, an environmental and community planning and development company. They have two sons, Noah and Brady, and live in Durham. They enjoy diversity, hiking, bicycling, kayaking, canoeing, sports, reading, music, drumming poetry, and being together with friends and family. They love living in Durham.
Chuck is the Administrative Director of the United Campus Ministry. Chuck is also a singer, musician, and songwriter with diverse musical tastes. He spent three years here at the University of New Hampshire as a wildlife major and now attends St. Joseph's College in Standish, Maine where he is working on his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Christian Tradition. He then hopes to go on to seminary to become a minister.
Chuck's main interests lie in the area of music ministry, exploration of Biblical texts in relation to today's society, and the ministry of hospitality. He is a firm believer in the fact that when you walk through the front door of the United Campus Ministry, you should feel safe, invited, free to express your views, and ready for a good laugh.
Chuck is an avid entertainer and enjoys singing and playing in the New Hampshire, Maine, and Northern Massachusetts area. He can frequently be found singing at weddings, funerals, worship services, restaurants, coffee houses, and in his own shows around the area.
Chuck's greatest love and joy is a group called Monday Night Special. He is the co-director of this group that seeks to provide a night out for the developmentally disabled folks in the Seacoast area. Each week, 30-50 developmentally disabled people enjoy activities such as dance night, bingo, crafts, dinners, and yes, Chuck even sings for them from time to time.
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