Rev. Dr. William G. Sinkford

To whom it may concern:

It is my pleasure to offer a recommendation for Rev. Kate Wilkinson. I met Kate during the year following my time as UUA President when I served as Senior Minister and Advisor at the UU Urban Ministry in Roxbury. My primary goal in that year was to raise the visibility of the Urban Ministry within the Boston area congregations which constitute the Urban Ministry. Kate joined the staff as Coordinator of Congregational Outreach and Volunteers as I was beginning my ministry there.

Kate is both a bright and a loving presence. Her office was at the entrance to the building and Kate helped make everyone welcome: committed volunteers from suburban congregations, the young people served by the programs, donors and potential funders. Her ministry is one of hospitality to the human spirit.

Kate was extraordinarily effective in building and strengthening relationships with the congregations. Her careful and prompt communication and follow-through were a plus. Her strong preaching and worship leadership skills were a great gift. But it was her compassion and eagerness to engage that made our work successful.

Kate is deeply called to the ministry and the congregation she serves will find themselves blessed by her leadership. She will minister with authenticity and depth. I would welcome Kate Wilkinson as my pastor.

Rev. William G. Sinkford
Senior Minister
First Unitarian Church of Portland