Rev. Darrell Berger was minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County from 2008 though 2014. He was born and raised in Toledo Ohio and attended Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Divinity School. He also served congregations in Clinton, NC, Scituate, MA, Staten Island and Manhattan. He retired in 2017 to Dingmans Ferry, PA where he lives with his wife, Dr. Kathleen Lyon, a Corgi named Violet and a Mini Aussie named Topaz.
He has also been a featured columnist for Baseball Hobby News and has written two books with former players. He plays guitar and sings loudly if not well, tending to country music, Americana and rock of the 60s.
For today’s program he has prepared a personal odyssey for this year, the 50th anniversary of his ordination. “Faith and Works is such a broad, abstract topic,” he says. “I think it is important to translate it into something that has real, concrete meaning and motivation in a person’s life. I am grateful for this opportunity to look back on my life and ministry with the hope that it might help listeners to move forward in theirs.”