Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.

Rev. Ned Wight

Board Chair

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, on Mozart’s Birthday in 1947, Ned Wight grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan, and Gresham, Oregon, where he was affiliated with Congregational and Methodist churches.  The son of a Unitarian father and an Episcopalian mother, he gravitated toward King’s Chapel when he moved to Boston in 1970. After serving in the Boston Model City Administration, Wight earned an M.S. in Public Relations from Boston University, working for several years in the public affairs department of the Harvard Community Health Plan.

In 1988, Wight enrolled in the Masters of Divinity program at Harvard Divinity School.  After graduation and ordination, he served UU congregations in Belmont, MA, and La Mesa, CA.  He played an active leadership role in the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice of San Diego, addressing challenges faced by low-wage workers.  A a district trustee on the national UUA Board for five years, Wight also served for ten years as Executive Director of the UU Veatch Program at Shelter Rock, a national grantmaking program supporting organizations working for progressive social change.  He is currently Interim Senior Minister at the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset, NY.