Kirk Freeman Named Next Davies Minister

At the Annual Meeting on June 4, President Breanna Williams shared the exciting news that Kirk Freeman has been selected by the Search Team and approved by the Board to be Davies next minister, with a contract beginning September 1!

A Note From Kirk

Dear Members of Davies Unitarian Universalist Congregation,

I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve as your next minister! As a longtime colleague of Rev. Norm, I feel deep admiration and excitement about all the good things you have accomplished together. This congregation has a proud history and a bright future, and I am grateful to be invited to be a part of it.

Our work together will not officially begin until September 1, but please know you will be in my heart – and in my daydreams – until then. 

With gratitude and affection,

About Kirk

Kirk Freeman was granted preliminary fellowship as a Unitarian Universalist minister in May 2023. Earlier that month, he earned a Master of Divinity, graduating with honors from Wesley Theological Seminary. He was also awarded the James Morris Miller Award in Ethics. While a seminarian, Kirk served as a Chaplain Intern at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health from November 2022 to April 2023, and as a ministerial intern at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville, MD, from September 2020 to June 2022.

Kirk is a member of the UUA’s President’s Council, as well as the leadership teams of the Chesapeake Chapter of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association and Allies for Racial Equity, a national UU organization. He has been attending All Souls Church, Unitarian, in Washington, DC, since 2001 and has been a member since 2006. That congregation recently voted to ordain Kirk, which will take place in a special service to be scheduled soon. He is eager to begin the work of congregational ministry, a calling he has felt since his childhood.

In his previous career, Kirk worked for fifteen years in politics, first as a congressional aide and then as a government relations executive for a trade association representing publicly traded real estate companies. He lives in Washington, DC, with his spouse, Betsy Quilligan, who is passionate about her work as a postpartum doula, business owner, and OWL-trained comprehensive sexuality educator. Together they are raising two tweens and two tuxedo cats. Kirk loves music, laughter, deep conversations, and getting into good trouble.

Kirk in Action

Follow the link below to enjoy a service that Kirk led at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring in February.

Follow the link below to enjoy a sermon that Kirk preached at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax in April.