Hey there, I’m Jon Coffee. I’m a Unitarian Universalist minister living in Knoxville, TN.


     I have lived here in Knoxville with my husband Keith and our cat, Cookie, for over three years now. I am currently involved in UU congregation planting efforts in Kingston and Lenoir City, TN though Launchpad and Faith Rocket. I have worked in UU ministry for going on six years now. It has been an incredible adventure. I have worked as an intern minister, a minister of pastoral care, and have provided pulpit supply and programming not just in Knoxville but all over the country. 

     I also work as a Regional Coordinator at Meadville Lombard Theological School, where I forge relationships with Meadville students past (alumni), present (current students), and future (prospective students). 

     I am a graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School. In September 2017, I went before the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association and was granted Preliminary Fellowship as a Unitarian Universalist minister.


Most people see the problem of love primarily as that of being loved, rather than that of loving, of one’s capacity to love.

- Erich Fromm


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Much love,



A Theology of Discomfort

Delivered Sunday May 5, 2017 at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.

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Playing Jesus: An Easter Sermon in Two Parts

Delivered Sunday, April 16, 2017.

This sermon is actually a sermon in two parts. The first part is a personal reflection on Easter, and the second part is a retelling of a story by my friend and colleague, Rev. Jordinn Nelson Long. This service was an inter-generational Easter service. The programming was geared towards people of all ages. During this service we incorporated two rituals: a candle ritual for Passover led by a Jewish family in our congregation, and one of a seed sowing ritual led by our Director of Lifespan Religious Education.

Deep and Wide

Delivered October 22, 2017 at The First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego at the ordination of Rev. Alice King.

You can find a video of the sermon here: