Speaker: Rev. Gy Ludvig-McCartney
Rev. Gy Ludvig-McCartney was born in Transylvania, Romania, the birthplace of Unitarianism. However, it wasn’t until much later that they discovered Unitarian Universalism. Currently, Rev. Gy is ordained in the United Church of Christ and in Unity and is also exploring an alternative path to Unitarian Universalism ordination. They have a Master of Divinity from “Egyetemi Fokú Egységes Protestáns Teológiai Intézet” in Transylvania/Romania, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio. Rev Gy resides in Portage with their wife, Patti, five dogs, and two cats. Patti and Rev. Gy are long-term residents of the area and enjoy traveling together, camping, gardening, and renovating homes.
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