Director of Religious Education
Dr. Allan Georgia has been the Director of Lifespan Faith Development at the First Unitarian Church/Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland since January of 2018, after nearly a decade teaching at colleges and seminaries (though he still does that, too.) He enjoys opportunities to teach, collaborate, preach and serve alongside an amazing staff, a profoundly dedicated congregation, and amazing lay leaders at UUCC.
He has lived in Oxnard, Calfornia; Columbus, Ohio; Coral Springs, Florida; several boroughs of New York City, New York; Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and now Shaker Heights, Ohio. He has been absurdly fortunate to live as a lifelong learner, explorer and investigator. He grew up in an English-style boy’s choir and finished his formal education at Taylor University, the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and Fordham University (with time also spent at Keble College, Oxford; the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio; The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio; and New York University in New York City.) He has spent most of that time studying theology and religion from all angles, finishing with an Masters of Divinity, a Masters of Theological Studies and a Doctorate of Philosophy, though he’s never quite sure if he knows anything more now than he did before he started. He’s had research and reviews appear in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament, the Ancient Jew Review, Theological Studies, the Journal of Early Christian Studies and Church History.
He lives with his wife, Clare, in Shaker Heights, along with their mini dachshund, Dexter. He loves noodles, coffee, comic books, music of all sorts, and tries to take joy in big, beautiful things and tiny, profound things. If he’s not at church on Sunday, you will probably find him at brunch.
Monday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday 12:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm