Ben Robins grew up in the Kingston Unitarian Fellowship, and is currently at Emmanuel College in Toronto preparing for UU ministry. He is a member at Toronto First, on the ushering team and the Engage & Connect team. Previously, he was active at the Neighbourhood UU Congregation, as Youth Advisor and service leader.
Most of his relationships with UUs across Canada were developed at weekend Youth Cons, Young Adult events, regional gatherings, and at Unicamp, as well as in giving the occasional sermon. When he was 14, his parents cold-called a UU in St. John’s, Newfoundland, who gave them a tour of the city, and he looks forward to more experiences like this.
Ben studied physics at the University of Waterloo and education at Queen’s University (with a focus on personalized learning). He has helped to run a traditional pub in England, and a retreat centre/intentional community for improvised and embodied dance. Last year he coordinated the Ontario Regional Contact Jam at the National Ballet School.
Being on the Nominating Committee is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy people, develop relationships, and help UUs use their gifts to grow vital religious community throughout Canada.