In the first podcast of a new BCB series called "Clergy on Bainbridge", we welcome the co-minister of Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church, Jaco ten Hove.
Jaco and his wife Barbara have jointly served for 7 years as the settled ministers of Cedars, responding to a year-long national search in 2008.
In this interview, we explore with Jaco how he, as a clergy member, likes to practice in the wider community what he preaches with his congregation, such as:
collaboration, for example, with other clergy in the Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Interfaith Council;
appreciation of nature, such as serving as a docent and advocate for the environmental learning center in the woods at IslandWood;
addressing climate change, through projects, such as those of Sustainable Bainbridge and Island Power, that help achieve energy conservation and greener electrical power; and
seeking peace, such as when he marched with his Zen Buddhist spiritual leader and friend Senji, from Olympia to the submarine n