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What is Faith Series: Unitarians

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In our ongoing series What is Faith?, we are exploring different religious traditions from around the world. Today we look at Unitarianism. Joining us today is Reverend Nate Walker, Settled Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia. Nate was born in Munich, Germany on December 31, 1975 to Mary Coffey who was singing and dancing in the Alps after seeing The Sound of Music (no wonder Nate turned out to be gay!). Nate was 1 year old when he convinced his mom to return to the Sierras where she married her true love Steve Walker. Nate was four when his brother Kenny was born and was upset when his parents did not take his advice in naming his brother "Grover." Through years of therapy he got over it. Mary & Steve spent most Sundays riding their horses in the Sierras near Lake Tahoe. Nate suspects that they are the founders of the long-lost Equestrian religion. He treasures his friends from Carson High School and is grateful to his many mentors and loving family, all of whom openly accepted him when he came out of the closet at the age of 15. At that time his Grandmother introduced him to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada because she knew they were welcoming and affirming. Over the years, Nate has traveled over 16 countries and 36 U.S states and loves spending time with his partner. Nate currently lives in Staten Island, New York where he serves as the minister to the Unitarian Church. Nate is thrilled to serve as the Settled Minister to the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia. He previously served the Unitarian Church of Staten island, NY; the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC; the Community Unitarian Church in White Plains, NY; and the Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York; and the Fourth Presbyterian Church of South Boston. As an administrator and educator, Nate has served as a fellowship program coordinator at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons