Building Resilient Communities

Reverend Aaron Payson

The world continues to be a scary place for almost everyone. An estimated 50% of Americans are experiencing symptoms of Anxiety and/or Mood Disorders. Many are using substances to cope. The months ahead do not seem to hold much promise of relief. How will we get through? Reverend Aaron Payson will draw from his decades of experience helping traumatized communities rebuild and heal to offer us reasons to be hopeful.

Rev Aaron Payson is the justice centered minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Worcester. He is trained in crisis ministry and has responded to calls for help from around the country when there has been a critical incident due to natural disaster, community violence, suicide, and many other sources of trauma. He is known for being collaborative, inclusive, and highly involved in civic life.