Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger
Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger began serving the Concord church in August 2010. The congregation ordained and installed him in October 2010 and he received final fellowship as a Unitarian Universalist minister in 2013.
Michael was born in Bremen, Germany, and lived in the Black Forest and the Rhine Valley before spending the last two years of high school at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore. Michael came to the U.S. for college and graduated from Brown University with a double major in Chemistry and Environmental Studies in 1992.
After college he moved to Washington, DC where he worked for Abt Associates as an environmental consultant primarily under contract to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 2000, Michael moved to Minnesota, continuing his work as a risk assessment analyst and web developer telecommuting from his home in Minneapolis. Four years later, Michael began to explore the ministry by taking classes at United Theological Seminary, and in 2006, Michael moved to Chicago where he received his Masters of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theology School in 2010.
Michael currently serves as the President of the Northern New England Chapter of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association. Michael’s involvement with the larger community includes service as Chair of the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness Board of Directors, regular pastoral visits at the NH State Prison for Men, serving on the Ethics Committee at Concord Hospital, and he was appointed by the governor to the NH Suicide Prevention Council. Michael is also an Adjunct Professor of Ministerial Formation at Meadville Lombard Theological School in his role as Teaching Pastor for seminary students.
Michael lives in Bow with his sons Daniel and Noah and their mother Cara. In his spare time Michael is passionate about coaching soccer, enjoys running, finds balance in meditation, loves to sing, hike, and travel. He is always looking for an excuse to entertain people at his home, and he has been moonlighting as choir director for the All Star II conference on Star Island since 2014.