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Minister Emeritus Assumes New Ministry

The Rev. Dr. Doak M. Manfield, our Minister Emeritus, has been selected as half-time minister of The UU Fellowship of Sussex County, Newton, New Jersey. He begins March 1 with the 60-member northwest New Jersey congregation.

Rev. Mansfied was ordained in November 1976 by our congregation after graduation from United Theological Seminary in Dayton.

He served as our minister from 1975 to 1985, and was the lead in our relocation from Salem Road to old Anderson High School and to our present location.

Doak is widowed and the father of two sons and five grands. An avid amateur historian, he has served seven congregations during his 46-year career, as well as ministry with the US Army Reserve (eight years as chaplain) and hospital chaplain. He received a successful heart transplant in 2010.

Photo: Rev. Dr. Doak M. Mansfield