Kent Matthies '90 spreads message of love and inclusion

Kent Matthies in front of church10/21/2016

Rev. Kent Matthies has always had a passion to connect philosophy, theology, art, politics, science and spirituality within his community. The best way to do so, he says, is through religion.

Matthies, 48, is the minister at the Unitarian Society of Germantown (USG), founded 151 years ago, where he has been devoted to encouraging and empowering people in his community since 2002.The church moved into its current building at 6511 Lincoln Drive in Mt. Airy in 1928.)

“Working in the congregation is magical,” Matthies says. “From helping people find jobs, fighting climate change or visiting people in the hospital and singing hymns together, it all provides our congregational life’s rich connections and satisfaction. The influence of religion makes the world more just and allows you to celebrate life. I was drawn to religion from the very start and always feel excited to go wider and deeper.”

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