The Reverend Duffy Peet

 

It is my pleasure and privilege to serve as the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bozeman. I was born and raised very near the center of the lower peninsula of Michigan in the small town of Ithaca. After completing High School I attended Michigan State University and graduated with a B.A. in Social Work in 1974. Six years later, in 1980, I was awarded a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree from Western Michigan University. Three years later I moved to Kalispell, Montana and for the next twenty-four years I called the Flathead Valley home while working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In 2007, at an age when some people are beginning to think about retirement, it became clear that ministry was calling me. In 2006 I closed my private psychotherapy practice in Kalispell ​and moved to the Boston, MA area to attend Theological School.

 

I was granted a Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School in 2010 and completed the second year of my two-year, part-time ministerial internship with the First Parish of Watertown, MA in June of 2011. Subsequently, from August of 2011 through June of 2012, I served as the Ministerial Intern for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing (UUCGL). The congregation in Lansing ordained me in April of 2012. Prior to beginning my ministry here in Bozeman, I served for two years as the Developmental Minister for the Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Pocatello, ID and for one year as the Consulting Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Southwest Michigan, in Portage, MI.

 

Throughout my life I have sought to learn and grow. My calling in life, it seems, has always been to work with people and communities who are seeking to make life better, not only for themselves but for others as well. With this calling I have continually looked for how I could be of service to the greatest good. Ministry offers me the opportunity to bring my interests, my training, and my passion together as I seek to support, encourage, nurture, and inspire the congregation I serve. Striving together I am sure we can make a positive difference in our community, our State, our country, and our world. If making the world a better place for all is important to you, I hope you join us on the journey of discovery and hope.

 

You may contact Rev. Duffy by email minister@uufbozeman.org or phone 406-586-1368. Office Hours: Tuesday 1:30-5:30 p.m. & Thursday 9:00-noon