Minister: Rev. Thomas Perchlik

“Welcome! Whatever you seek I hope you find it here, among the people and programs of Cascade UU Fellowship! We gather to seek inspiration and understanding, help each other find meaning and connection in our lives, embrace all persons on their individual spiritual journeys, and nurture peace and justice locally and globally.

Before becoming an ordained leader, I was active in five different UU communities. Since ordination, I have been a leader in eight congregations. One had fewer than one hundred members, and one had more than three hundred and fifty. One I served for only nine months and another for as long as eleven years. So, I can tell you with certainty, both in person and online, that this is a wonderful Unitarian Universalist community.

Please use this website to discover how to join with our Fellowship in celebrating life, learning about truth, growing in character, serving human needs, and building justice. Please reach out to me with questions or for advice.”

ABOUT: Reverend Thomas
Rev. Thomas Perchlik assumed the role of settled minister at CUUF in mid-August, 2023. Prior to coming to CUUF, he served for about two years as interim minister at Shoreline UU in the north Seattle area. 

Ordained in 1991, he has served Unitarian Universalist congregations in Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, Indiana, Missouri, California, and Washington.

Born in 1961 and raised in Greeley, Colorado, Thomas Perchlik earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of Colorado in 1983, and a Master’s in Divinity degree from Iliff School of Theology in 1990.

Reverend Perchlik has extensive experience in social justice advocacy and working withgroups to address issues such as inequality, poverty, LGBTQ discrimination, and racism.  He has worked in local Interfaith communities and hospital chaplaincy throughout his career.

“I am excited to be in the center of Washington state,” said Rev. Perchlik, “and Cascade Fellowship is ready to take a central role in the religious landscape of this area.”

He and his wife, Amy Genova, have two married daughters and three granddaughters.