October 20: Freedom’s Yoke

Rev. Darrick Jackson

We belong to a faith that raises up both relationship (covenant) and freedom. But what happens when they are in tension? How can we be faithful to our ideals and each other?


The Rev. Darrick Jackson serves as the Director of Education on the Executive Team of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA).  Formerly, he served as the Director of Contextual Ministry at Meadville Lombard Theological School for five years. Prior to that, he served congregations in Monson, MA and Storrs, CT. With the UUMA, Darrick has served on the CENTER Committee and is a contributor to Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity and Power in Ministry. He has been involved denominationally with DRUUMM and the UUA Nominating Committee. He is also the treasurer and Workshop Leader for Healing Moments (a ministry for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s). Darrick likes to knit and to be involved in theatre. He lives in Chicago with his husband, Rev. James Olson (a United Church of Christ minister) and their two cats, Merlin and Morgana.