Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer

Adjunct Faculty


University of Virginia, PhD Student in Modern and Contemporary Religious Thought (in progress from fall 2022)
Pacific School of Religion, M.Div. with a Certificate of Sexuality and Religion ( 2017)
Concentrations: Racial diversity, LGBTQ advocacy, embodiment, and education.
(Unitarian Universalist Minister - Ordained: 2018; Full Fellowship: 2020)
Princeton University, B.A., English Literature (1987)
Concentrations: Creative Writing, Modern British Poetry, Music Theory and Composition


Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer is currently studying for a PhD in Modern and Contemporary Religious Thought at The University of Virginia where his research focus is equity and embodiment. From 2017 – 2022, he was the lead minister at First Parish in Cambridge and the Unitarian Universalist Chaplain at Harvard University.  He is the author of Love Beyond God (2016) a collection of poetry and reflections and he has been featured in UU World Magazine, Cambridge Day, and Baptist News Global.   Since 2012, Rev. Dyer has maintained his own blog,, that has been highlighted in Believe Out Loud, Equity Blog and The Good Men Project.  In 2021, he contributed Religious Equity: A Path to Greater LGBTQ Inclusion to the Harvard Kennedy School LGBTQ Policy Journal (2021).  Over the years, Rev. Dyer has worked with My Brother’s Keeper (Cambridge, MA) the PICO Networks and the UU Justice Ministry of California.  Rev. Dyer is a graduate of Princeton University and the Pacific School of Religion where he received his Master of Divinity, the Certificate in Sexuality and Religion and the Paul Wesley Yinger Preaching Award.