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Rev. Joe Rettenmaier


Contact the Minister

If you'd like to contact our minister, Rev. Joe Rettenmaier (he/him), he'd be happy to hear from you. Rev. Joe's ministry at Evergreen is half-time and his online office and pastoral care hours are 10am to 2pm Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun. He's also available for evening meetings on those days, and is always available 24/7 for pastoral emergencies. Feel free to contact him at

About Rev. Joe

I am Rev. Joe Rettenmaier and I’m honored to be serving as Evergreen's new minister as of August 1st, 2022.

I was born and raised in Kansas. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, I moved to Seattle in 1988 and began working in corporate communications. For the next 25 years, video would be my primary storytelling tool as I served design firms, community non-profits, tribal organizations, and high-tech corporations in our Salish Sea. I discovered Unitarian Universalism in 2009 and found fertile soil for developing beloved community, and decided to redirect my vocation to fulfill my growing call to UU ministry. In 2019, I received a Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School; I’m currently in Preliminary Fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association. (Continue reading here.)

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