Aspire expired?

Psst, seminarians, over here. Recently ordained folks, too. I gotta question.

Whatever happened to Aspire? I haven’t a clue and there’s nothing to be found at

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. I’m pretty sure Aspire is no more. I was really into Aspire in the late ’90s when I was still a seminarian-wannabe, heard a little about it my first year or so of seminary (2000-01), then nothing after that.

    For example, at a continental Young Adult gathering in August 2002, where at least half a dozen seminary students were present (plus some future semiarians), nobody mentioned Aspire.

    Which raises a corrollary question: is it still needed? I’m not trying to imply that it’s not, or that it is; it’s an honest question.

  2. Aspire was organization for UU seminarians in formation for ordination. It was active while I was in seminary (2000 – 2004).

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