We are routinely encouraged to live in the present. Though most of us, myself included, spend a fair amount of time working through the past or imagining the future. Centering oneself in the present is a choice. What do we miss when we live in the past or future? What gifts might we find if we choose to remain in the present? How can we center ourselves in the present when we are scared or afraid and what might we discover if we do?
Reverend Dittmar graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1997. She served one year as Interim Minister at the Gathering at Northern Hills (Cincinnati, OH 1997-1998), and eighteen years as Minister at First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati (1998-2016). Since 2016 she has worked as Congregational Life Field Staff with the MidAmerica Region of the UUA. She is primary contact for thirty one program sized congregations in the MidAmerica Region and specializes in vibrant congregational cultures, Board and lay leadership development, conflict transformation, stewardship, as well as congregational management and supervision. She has three grown children, a husband, too many household projects, and a love of gardening, though not nearly enough understanding about how green things grow (and too often die).