Rev. Elaine Gehrmann is co-minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel. Prior to coming to the Monterey Bay area in 2015, Rev. Elaine had been co-pastor of Unitarian Universalist churches, for five years each, in Watertown, NY, and Champaign-Urbana, IL. She also has worked as an attorney and a family and individual counselor, as well as executive director of a nonprofit organization serving senior citizens and adoptive families of foster children.
Rev. Gehrmann has a Bachelor’s Degree in sociology and anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Divinity from the Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA. She later earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois College of Education, and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law. She was granted Ministerial Fellowship in the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1991 and was a member of the Illinois State Bar. She also was a member of the Urbana School District Board of Education for six years. She and her husband Axel have two young adult children.