Fred Wooden: Preacher, Pilgrim, Pundit

The Rev. Dr. W. Frederick (Fred) Wooden has served five congregations over 40 years of clergy service,
from small and rural to large and urban, and preached in 100 more.

Recently retired, he is available as a Guest Speaker or Visiting Minister. Fred is a widely regarded Preacher who has also published in several periodicals, been a regular columnist for three newspapers, composed music for the 1993 UU Hymnbook, keynoted meetings, moderated panels, been a radio program host, and a Congressional candidate.  Fred has also been an  activist for racial justice, the LGBTQ+ community, and interfaith engagement.

He is also a pilgrim walker who has hiked along the Camino de Santiago, from Winchester to Canterbury, followed the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, traversed the Kumano Kodo in Japan, and has hopes of traveling the Via Francigena.  He presents illustrated accounts of these journeys, some of which are available as booklets.