August 28, 2021

Saturday Spotlight: Rev. Dr. Meg Richardson

About Rev. Dr. Meg Richardson

Rev. Dr. Meg Richardson joined the faculty of Starr King School in 2014 as Visiting Assistant Professor of Unitarian Universalist History. Dr. Richardson, a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and Durham University, has studied our living tradition in both the United States and Great Britain, and was mentored by scholars including Conrad Wright, James Luther Adams and Sheridan Gilley. In addition to serving as the acting coordinator for the UU Certificate program, Dr. Richardson teaches UU History and Polity.

Dr. Richardson is married to Paul, a biopolymer physical chemist. They live in San Ramon with their daughters, Abigail and Rebecca, and a rescued dog named Opal. For over fifteen years Dr. Richardson has been an autism advocate for Rebecca, as well as in the community. Among the activities Dr. Richardson pursues with more enthusiasm than talent are singing, knitting, Zumba and volleyball. Dr. Richardson is a member of Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church where she is an affiliated community minister. 

Learn more about Dr. Richardson here.

What do you like about teaching at Starr King?

“I teach UU History to the people who will shape and form UU History. Our students become our colleagues. Unitarian Universalist students choose Starr King because of our long roots in UU identity, our multireligious setting, and the flexibility to create their own program of studies. Our students are people who love ideas, justice, and meaning. They want to be challenged. They side with the underdog. They seek significance. We are a community of learners and we learn from each other.”

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