Faith and Reason
Fred Wooden came to Grand Rapids in 2005 as Senior Minister of Fountain Street Church, a liberal church that has been raising eyebrows and ruckuses all along the way. He came from Brooklyn, New York where he served the Unitarian Universalist Church there for almost eleven years. But he is no stranger to Michigan. His family moved to the Detroit area in the 1970s, while he attended college in St. Louis and seminary in Chicago.
His work took him first to rural Massachusetts and then to Austin, Texas. He grew up in Baltimore, MD, as did his wife of 35 years. Fred wants to be as wise as his wife and as accomplished as his two adult sons. You can see how he is coming by reading his blog or watching him preach via Youtube.