Gary Holthaus has served as the Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship called minister since 2012. He leaves AUUF at the end of December 2017 to begin a new chapter out of state. Originally ordained as a Methodist minister, Gary has also made a living as a poet, author, educator and non-profit administrator, and has been involved in environmental and social issues for 60 years. He arrived in Alaska in 1964. He earned a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Sacred Theology from Boston University. He has published numerous books of poetry and non-fiction, including "The Unauthorized Bible".