Thanks, everyone, for your comments! Tomorrow evening, the conference begins.
If there are other participants who want to post on this Blog, I'm glad to share. Just email your post to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll get them up.
In reviewing the comments so far, I am struck with a couple.
Ogre's comment that while we UU's affirm many spiritual paths, we affirm only one path to ministry, (and someone else remarked that that path seems to get more and more specific, full, and rigid with passing years.)
KJR's comment that lots of good people come into ministry but don't stay because they don't find support in the inevitable low points.
Just these two subjects could keep a group well occupied for several days!