About Our Minister
Rev. Dr. Julie Kain was unanimously called to be the settled minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pensacola in May 2006. Julie completed her Doctorate of Ministry with a focus on racial justice from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (United Church of Christ) in 2015 after doctoral studies with Meadville Lombard Theological School (Unitarian Universalist) in Chicago. Her adult daughter Caroline is the science department lead at a public math and science charter high school in New Orleans. Julie’s personal and professional interests include cultural and religious diversity, music, nature and traveling.
Originally from Indiana, Julie was active as a youth in a Presbyterian church in Indianapolis. She attended Earlham College (Quaker, Society of Friends) in Richmond, Indiana for undergraduate studies in Community Development. At Earlham, Julie was a jazz disc jockey on the school NPR radio station and was awarded for her human rights work as student coordinator of Amnesty International.
Julie became a Unitarian Universalist with the Eno River UU Fellowship in Durham, North Carolina in 1991 and was an active lay leader there prior to seminary. After graduating from Starr King School for the Ministry (UU) in Berkeley in 2002, Julie served congregations in San Diego and Grass Valley, California.
While living in Pensacola, Julie has served on boards for the UUA Mid-South District and The Mountain (UU retreat center in Highlands, North Carolina); the Interfaith Housing Coalition of Northwest Florida; as chair of the Pensacola chapter of the Florida Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC); and board president of the Northwest Florida chapter of PFLAG which sponsors the LGBTQ counseling center, A Safe Port.