Rev. Carmen Emerson is a Unitarian Universalist minister in full fellowship with the UUA and a member in good standing of the UU Ministers Association and the UU Society of Community Ministers. She was ordained by the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she served as ministerial intern and interim associate minister. She has also served as the settled parish minister for our historic UU congregation, the UU Church of Meadville, Pennsylvania and Greater Nashville UU Congregation, Tennessee. Rev.
Emerson relocated to Jacksonville in 2018 to answer an evolving call to pastoral ministry as a hospice and palliative care chaplain. She has served Community Hospice & Palliative Care as an intern (Summer 2018) and is currently in her second year as a chaplain resident with Baptist Medical Center Downtown, dedicated to its palliative care team and two of its oncology floors. She is the affiliated community minister with Buckman Bridge UU and mentors its Healthy Congregations Team.
Before ministry Carmen was a real estate paralegal in a law firm specializing in tax-exempt finance. She and husband, Jim, have been married for 34 years and devote much of their time and attention to their rescue bassador, Grace, and their tuxedo cat, LuLu.