We “matriculate” into what becomes our “Alma mater,” and that is a “matter” of fact. What is common to all the “m” words in this sentence is that they derive from the Latin mater (mother). We will explore a different kind of Mother on this Mother’s Day. Not particular mothers, but the Universal Great Mothers who are symbolic representations of deep human needs, longings, desires, and impulses that live and move and have their being in each of us.   

Ernie earned a B.A. in Philosophy from UNC-Asheville, a Master of Religious Education from Duke University’s Divinity School, and a Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He began his ministry in the United Methodist Church, serving as Director of Education, Assistant Pastor, and Minister. Prior to joining the Unitarian Universalists of Transylvania County in June 2002, Ernie was Chaplain and Instructor at Brevard College. He recently retired as UUTC’s minister. His strong interest in depth psychology, and his love of folk guitar and mountain storytelling enhance his theology, and has brought an added dimension to his ministry.