"In a spirit of wonder and with courageous love, we connect, grow, and act."


Reverend Kent Hemmen Saleska was called as the seventh settled minister to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka in the spring of 2007 and began his service to the congregation in August. He was ordained into the Unitarian Universalist Ministry and installed as minister of UUCM on March 9, 2008.

Kent is married to Heidi, and they have two children, a son Parker (born in 2006), and a daughter Mirek (born in 2009).  After having children, Kent writes, “I see more and more now how the way we raise our children is a direct reflection on how we engage the world. From birth to old age we are constantly exploring and discovering what it means to be whom we are in relationship with the world beyond our own skin. We are continually helping each other learn what it means to discover our identity and our faith, to read and tell each other great stories, to listen for and pay attention to the breathing and heartbeats and cries of pain or need in the world around us, and finally, to experience beauty and come safely home.” In his ministry, Kent seeks to inspire humor, awe, and reverence while on the spiritual journey toward creating lives that unite our internal realm of belief with the external world of action.

Kent began seminary at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, then transferred and graduated from Meadville/Lombard (Unitarian Universalist) seminary in Chicago in 2005. Subsequently he completed a 12-month Chaplain Resident program at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. In the fall of 2015 he completed a 15-month training program to become a certified Spiritual Director.


email: revkent@uucmtka.org | Phone: 952-473-5900

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