Rev. Jolie Olivetti
I grew up in the UU Church of Arlington, Virginia. As a kid at UUCA I learned to think deeply and sing loudly, and I learned that church is the place where we can promise to be better, break that promise, and then try again. I attended Boston University for undergrad with a major in Environmental Studies. I followed my love for the environment to work with environmental education in Boston Public Schools, community gardening, and organic farming. I then worked at an urban farm based at a homeless shelter in Dorchester for about five years. It was there that I began to feel called to Unitarian Universalist ministry, as I sought to understand more about the roots of what divides us from one another and how to be in loving solidarity with those on the other side of the lines from me.
I attended Boston University School of Theology and received my Master of Divinity in 2016. I served as ministerial intern at the First Parish of Watertown for two years, and as Youth Ministry Coordinator at the Unitarian Universalist Area Church at First Parish in Sherborn for one year. I have been minister in Sharon since August 2019.