About Our Ministers
Paul Johnson, Senior Minister The Rev. Dr. Paul S. Johnson has been a Unitarian Universalist minister for over thirty years, having served congregations in Hanska, MN, Silver Spring, MD, and Princeton, NJ, before coming to Shelter Rock in 2002. A graduate of Trinity College, Deerfield, IL, he holds a Masters Degree in Counseling from Minnesota State University (Mankato), and M.A., Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Divinity degrees from the Meadville Lombard Theological School, affiliated with the University of Chicago.
Paul is a past president of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers' Association and currently serves on the Commission on Social Witness of the Unitarian Universalist Association and on the Board of Trustees of Meadville/Lombard Theological School. He serves the larger community on the Workers' Rights Board of Long Island Jobs with Justice and on the Public Issues Committee of the Long Island Council of Churches.
Paul lives with his wife Carol, a social worker, and their daughter Kristin, in Searingtown. Their son David is a student in The School of Architecture, SUNY Buffalo.
Jennifer Brower, Minister for Pastoral Care The Rev. Jennifer L. Brower was called to Shelter Rock in 2002, having served congregations in New York City and East Brunswick, New Jersey. A graduate of Ohio University, Athens, OH, she holds a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY.
Jennifer currently serves on the Unitarian Universalist Association Metro New York district Growth and Extension Committee. She has led workshops on Spirituality & Health, Spiritual Practice and Small Group Ministry for a variety of Unitarian Universalist conferences. Jennifer's ministry in the larger community includes work with the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and organizations serving the needs of people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. She is the author of an essay on faith, spirituality and aging for the FRONTLINE documentary, "Living Old."
Jennifer is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Manhattan. Brought up in the Presbyterian tradition, she had many "near encounters" with Unitarian Universalism that eventually led her to the Unitarian Universalist congregation in San Francisco, where she lived for three years. Jennifer currently resides in Sea Cliff with her family.
Margaret Corletti, Minister of Religious Education The Reverend Margaret E. Corletti came to Shelter Rock in 2011 to serve a two year interim ministry. She has served congregations in Virginia, Maryland, Illinois and Ohio. Marge is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and holds a Masters of Religious Education from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. She currently serves on the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the UUA and has served on numerous executives committees of the UUA and LREDA.
Marge lives in Great Neck . She is married to Dr. Jerome Hudis a retired Research Chemist from Brookhaven National Laboratory. She has four grown sons, two grown stepchildren and 9 grandchildren who live all over the world.