Peter Fontneau

Pete is a life-long Unitarian Universalist. He served in the United States Coast Guard for over 20 years and ended his service as an acquisition project manager. His second career was in acquisition support for Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard projects.

Since 1986 Pete has been a member of Accotink UU Church in Burke, VA. Pete served as a religious education teacher and on the RE Committee, chaired adult RE, led a building construction project, served as Board Chair and on the congregation’s elected evaluation and strategic planning body. Pete served as President of the Greater Washington Association of UU Congregations, on the Joseph Priestley District Board, the UUA Annual Program Fund Committee and UUA Commission on Appraisal.

In 2007 Pete enrolled at Wesley Theological Seminary. He interned as social justice coordinator for campus ministry at George Mason University and completed his Clinical Pastoral Education as a chaplain intern in a continuing care facility.

After seminary Pete served Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church in Camp Springs, MD as Director of Religious Education, as Interim Religious Educator at First Unitarian Church in Baltimore and Interim Director of Lifespan Faith Development at First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City.

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Pete’s Specialties

  • Technical project management
  • Congregational and institutional leadership
  • Systems analysis
  • Envisioning change
  • Experiments
  • Learning by doing
  • Teaching what you learn

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