Born and raised in the Washington, DC area, Rev. Scot attended the University of Maryland in College Park, where he was so taken with “Life’s Big Questions” that he decided to pursue a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Life (and debt) had other plans.
Over the next 20 years, Rev. Scot became a public speaker and technology evangelist in the field of Internet security, where he created and developed start-up businesses, led cross-functional organizations in large and small companies, wrote a book (and a lot of articles), taught seminars, and coached sales professionals and IT executives on how to lead and succeed.
After a long period of discernment, Rev. Scot left this career to attend Meadville-Lombard Theological School (a Unitarian Universalist seminary in the Chicago Theological School consortium) to pursue lifelong interests in comparative religion, theology, and Buddhist philosophy — a return to those “Big Questions”. It was on this path that he began to imagine a “second career” in professional pastoral ministry.
He was welcomed into Ministerial Fellowship by the Unitarian Universalist Association in September of 2019, Ordained to the Ministry in February of 2020, and called to serve the congregation in Geneva, IL, in that same year.
Read more about Rev. Scot, here.
Click here for his Denominational and Volunteer Work.
Click here for his Resumé/CV.
Click here for a sermon selection.