Rev. Anthony Makar became West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church’s 7th settled Senior Minister in May of 2019. He came to this ministry after twelve years as the settled Senior Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta and, before this, from four years as the founding minister of Pathways Unitarian Universalist Church in Hurst, Texas.
Unitarian Universalist ministry is Rev. Makar’s second career. Prior to this, he was a philosophy professor for eight years at Blinn College in Bryan, Texas, specializing in ethics, philosophy of religion, and contemporary Continental philosophy.
Rev. Makar is a spiritual being having a human experience. Life is a journey full of joys and sorrows. Spirituality is our human capacity to be fully alive and appreciative of the joys as well as deeply resilient and hopeful in the face of the hurts of life. Churches like West Shore are important because they are non-dogmatic and inclusive communities that develop and deepen our spiritual capacities in unique ways. Together, we gather our resources to accomplish things that can’t be done alone. Together, we grow personally and we serve the values of compassion and justice.
In his personal life, Rev. Makar is a competitive ice dancer. He teaches Learn to Skate classes for all ages at the Serpentini-Winterhurst rink in Lakewood. He is also a visual artist and works primarily in acrylics.