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Rev. Lois Mueller


Rev. Lois is an experienced spiritual leader, with over 20 years of experience facilitating retreats, workshops, and small group gatherings in churches and community organizations.

Rev. Lois received an MSW from UC Berkeley with an emphasis in Aging that led to a season as a geriatric social worker. In midlife she attended Pacific School of Religion and was ordained in the United Church of Christ, a progressive Protestant denomination.  For over a decade, she served as the pastor of Plymouth Jazz & Justice UCC in Oakland -- renewing and revitalizing an historic community.

Now retired, Rev. Lois is returning to her passion of calling elders to their identity as Blessers. She's available to lead retreats, workshops and small group gatherings on The Blessing Path and other aspects of the spiritual journey of aging. She is also trained in leading The Soul of Aging Circles of Trust (R) through the Center for Courage and Renewal.

Interested in having Lois facilitate a workshop?

Connect with her on the contact page with more information about your group or event.

Lois also counsels individuals on issues of aging and transition, and is in the process of becoming a certified Coach. 

Rev. Lois: About Us
Rev. Lois: Testimonials

To participate in a workshop on the Path of Blessing with the Rev. Lois Mueller is to come away with a renewed sense of meaning and purpose.  I felt like every moment of my day and my life, even with my career behind me, was now open to a new sense of vocation, one based more on being than doing.   Understanding my central vocation as being a blesser is radically shifting how I orient myself to the world and helping me find my place in it.  I feel like Lois has given me a treasure that keeps opening more each day.

Rev. Dr. Brita L. Gill-Austern
Professor Emerita,
Andover Newton Theological School

Background and Experience

Education and Professional Background

B.S., University of California, Davis, 1973

Masters of Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley,

with an emphasis in Aging, 1979

Geriatric social worker, 1979-1989

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

M.Div., from the Pacific School of Religion, 1997

Ordination in the United Church of Christ, 1998

Established and led Autumn Spirit Ministry, 1998-2000

Pastor of Plymouth United Church of Christ, 2000-2013

Interim Associate Minister, First Congregational Church, San Jose, 2014-2016

Established A Deeper Path: The Call of Aging, 2017

Retreats  & Workshops (partial list)

Plymouth UCC (The Jazz & Justice Church), Oakland, The Soul of Aging Series, Jan - March, 2020

Journey Center, The Blessing Path: Daylong Retreat, November, 2019

Journey Center, Santa Rosa, A Deeper Path: The Call of Aging, September, 2019

Bread of Life Center, Sacramento, CA, The Blessing Path, August, 2019

Plymouth UCC (The Jazz & Justice Church), Oakland, The Blessing Path, March, 2019

The Soul of Aging, Oakland, February-May, 2019

First Congregational Church Women’s Retreat, San Jose, Strong Back, Soft Front, January, 2019

First Christian Church, Concord, Speaker at Senior Seminar, August, 2018

NCNC UCC Annual Gathering, Still Life in Motion (workshop), 2018

First Congregational Church, San Jose, Sacred Blessing, 2016

Montclair Presbyterian Church Women’s Retreat, Sacred Blessing, 2013

Plymouth United Church of Christ, various retreats

Danville Congregational All Church Retreat, Blessing from the Heart, 2003

First Christian Church, Concord, Building Bridges/Melting Walls day long workshop, 2002

Sunny View Retirement Community, Spirituality: Building Bridges/Melting Walls, 2001

Cloverdale United Church of Christ, Becoming Blessers, 2000

NCNC-UCC Women’s Retreat Workshop, Remembrance & Blessing, 1999

Arlington Community Church, Remembrance & Blessing, 1999

South Hayward Parish – All Church Retreat, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff!, 1999

First Congregational Church, Alameda, Aging in the Spirit, 1998

San Leandro Community Church, Welcoming the Autumn of Our Lives series, 1998

First Christian Church, Concord, Welcoming the Autumn of Our Lives series, 1996

Rev. Lois: Who We Are
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