Our Minister is the spiritual leader of our faith communities. They help us explore life’s questions, challenge us to live out our values, and comfort us in times of suffering. Ministers teach, preach, listen, and learn by leading congregations, serving as chaplains, and working for justice in the community.
Come And See If We Might Be A Good Home For You
Greetings! I am thrilled you’re interested in learning more about the First Universalist Unitarian Church of Wausau (UU Wausau). I am so honored to be UU Wausau’s minister.
UU Wausau is a marvelous church, and we hope you will join us to worship on Sundays, participate in the various community activities that happen here throughout the week, and be a part of our community, right here in downtown Wausau.
Dating back to 1870, UU Wausau has served as a vital religious voice within Wausau and beyond. Within our walls you will find a diverse group of welcoming people who ensure our church is an accepting, hospitable, and joyful environment.
Here, we take seriously an individual’s search for truth and meaning. Our hope is that you will experience us as we strive to be: accepting, joyful, and inspired to expand our knowing. Our worship services are warm and inviting; our sanctuary, adorned with stained-glass windows, is beautiful. Together we sing, share stories for all ages, and celebrate life’s milestones.
Historically founded as a Universalist congregation, UU Wausau continues to explore Jesus’ teachings and the implications they have in our world today. Today, as a proud Unitarian Universalist congregation, we gain insight and wisdom from all the world’s religions, believing Life embraces us all. Furthermore, we honor one’s search for meaning that forgoes faith in any particular religion. We strive to be a place of welcome and inclusion for all.
I grew up in rural southeastern Missouri. My parents and grandparents before them were farmers, factory workers, childcare providers, and school nurses. They instilled in me an appreciation for hard work, frank honesty, and respect for all people. Despite their lessons, I remember how stressed they could get when the demands of work, parenthood, and life grew fierce. And with that, I saw how important our small country church was in their lives. It was a place to go and be refreshed, challenged, fed, and inspired. That’s just what I hope UU Wausau is for you. We have a lot to offer and welcome the opportunity to share with you.
So please, come and see if we might be a home for you.
Brian J. Mason
UU WAUSAU MINISTER
Meet Reverend Brian
The Reverend Brian Mason has served as minister at the First Universalist Unitarian Church of Wausau since 2017.
Previously Brian served as the David & Norma Lewis Ministerial Intern at the First Unitarian Church of St. Louis and as a chaplain at Saint Louis University Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.
When not at church, Brian enjoys running, cooking, and exploring new places. He lives in Wausau with his wife and daughter.
The minister meets regularly with congregants to discuss Unitarian Universalism and personal faith, provide pastoral counseling in times of transition and crises, for prayer, or for chats over a cup of tea. If you’d like him to get ahold of you, email directly or use this secure form to request he get ahold of you!
Reverand Brian Mason (he/him)
Get In Touch
Our administrative offices are staffed Monday through Thursday, 9 AM—2 PM; individual staff members have varying hours. Please call 715-842-3697 or contact me directly to schedule an appointment, as I and other UU Wausau team members are not typically available for drop-in meetings. We look forward to connecting!