Meet Our Minister

The Rev. Lara Hoke has been the consulting minister of the UUCiA since July 2009. Lara is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and Cornell University. Prior to becoming a minister, Lara was the Program Director for Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light.  Before that, she worked with youth groups in the central Massachusetts area – and before that she served for four years in the US Navy.

Lara is a life-long Unitarian Universalist and writes a blog called To whUUm it may concern. She is particularly interested in issues of peace-making; environmental justice; economic justice; anti-racism; and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. Lara is also a vegan and committed to animal welfare. She is a a member of the Board of Trustees (Secretary) for the UU Animal Ministry. She is a former Board member of the UU Mass Action Network and the UU Ministry for Earth (Treasurer) and a former member of the Executive Committee (Secretary) for the Smedley D. Butler Brigade of Veterans For Peace. She lives in Lowell with her wife, Emily, and their dog, Xena. Lara is an amateur musician and plays bass in a Lowell-based band.

Office Hours:

Generally, Lara Hoke is in the office by appointment. You are welcome to arrange a meeting with Lara at a time and place that suits your schedule; just let her know ( She is happy to arrange an appointment any time that works.


Click here to see a list of sermons available in audio form.  If you would like a transcript of a sermon, please email Lara.

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