Reverend Anthony Mtuaswa Johnson is well-known to the Sedona UU community, having participated in services after his move to the Sedona area and later serving as an intern minister prior to attending Starr King School for the Ministry. He received the Master of Divinity degree in 2018 and was officially ordained in October, 2020.

We are pleased to have him lead this congregation as our minister for 2021-22. Please visit this page frequently to read his monthly messages.

Reverend Anthony may be contacted directly at

Ministerial History

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Minister’s Corner

  • May 2022 – Minister’s Message
    I received a very special tattoo this morning. My five-year-old grandson and ten-year old grand-daughter were excited to share their tattoo offerings with me this morning. Together, we opened a yellow Easter egg shaped plastic container. Inside were paper tattoos, which when wet, were easily applied. After receiving my blue big-eyed goldfish tattoo, I began ...
  • April 2022 – Minister’s Message
    As we all watch the nightly coverage of the horror of the war in Ukraine, I wonder about the concept of war and violence around our world. I also discovered that Ukraine, in fact, is older than Russia. Kyiv (Capital of Ukraine) is 665 years older than Moscow. “Kyiv” was founded in 432 CE, in ...
  • March 2022 – Minister’s Message
    In our current time of turmoil, where the threat of war is much more than a threat for some. Where daily news stories depict the faces of what war really looks like. The fear, the pain, our humanness or lack thereof on full display. Does it really matter What they are fighting for? Does it ...
  • Awakening
    Excerpt from the sermon for Sunday, Feb 13, 2022
  • February 2022 – Was It a Weekday?
    Last month in my Minister’s Message I asked the question, “Shall We Dare?” On January 26th, in the middle of the week, on a weekday, no less, fourteen brave souls did just that. We gathered in the home of Jan Oswald, together, vaccinated, and masked, appropriately distanced, minds and hearts open. We were present together to ...
  • January 2022 – In Spite of It All
    As we say goodbye to 2021 and Greetings and Blessings to 2022, let us be grateful for all that is, in spite of it all. It is, and has been, a trying time to put it mildly. It is a Time of Tumult, arguably more tumultuous that any. Yet, I remind myself that, this too ...