Reverend Bryan Plude

We called Rev. Bryan Plude to UUFC in May 2015 and ordained and installed him in October 2016. He is a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry. His life experience is extensive. In previous careers he has served as an officer and pilot with the U.S. Navy and as a civil engineer, where he focused on environmental restoration. Rev. Bryan PludeBryan is a long time UU who felt tugged toward ministry for many years before heeding the call in 2011.

Bryan is passionate about social and environmental justice. Following the Camp Fire in 2018, he started Resilience Resources with other clergy in Chico, a nonprofit organization designed to help with the mental distress of fire survivors. He is actively working with UUFC and the community to help alleviate our current housing crisis.

Bryan has four adult children and lives in Chico with his wife, Margaret, and his dog, Penni. He avidly enjoys nature in a variety of ways including bird watching, bicycling, fly-fishing and backpacking. Bryan says he can better listen to how he is being called to serve when he is outdoors.

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Rev. Bryan’s Ordination & Installation